Director, Seabury PFRA
Mr. Camarda joined SMPFRA upon its formation in 2017 as Director, Advisory. Mr. Camarda brings over 40 years of cross functional maritime expertise in leadership roles spanning business planning, finance, operations, contracting, economic and trade analysis, and advisory.
Prior to his affiliation with SMPFRA, he was a Principal, Business Planning at PFRA. Previous to his advisory experience, Mr. Camarda worked for ocean carriers including American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier, Reefer Express Lines / Great American Lines, and Sea-Land Service. He has served as Director, Strategic Planning; GM, Planning & Vessel Operations; GM Port & Intermodal Operations/Contracting; Manager, Chartering; and Manager, Competitive Analysis and Marketing.
Mr. Camarda has led contracting negotiations and implementation spanning US Military Service Contracts, Charters (private and governmental), Insurance, Vessel Management, Agency, and Stevedoring.
Mr. Camarda holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), magna cum laude, in Finance from Seton Hall University. He is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)
Mr. Camarda has gained formal industry recognition for his leadership, teaching, and problem-solving abilities (Recipient of the CSX Corporation’s Masters Award). He has the tested ability of bridging business disciplines to work with teams and stakeholders to discern trends, stimulate insights, identify options, develop business plans and models, and follow through with implementation.