Kent Britton

Feb 27, 2024


Kent BrittonKent Britton is the Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi, where he oversees $200 million in revenue and more than 300 employees. In his role as CEO, Kent leads the largest United States port in total revenue tonnage and the largest gateway for U.S. produced energy exports.

An adept relationship manager, Kent credits the success of the Port of Corpus Christi to its community of customers and world-class staff.

Prior to joining the Port of Corpus Christi in 2017, Kent worked as Chief Financial Officer for the Glencore-owned Sherwin Alumina Company. His career spans more than 30 years of progressive experience in the accounting and finance fields, including leadership and executive roles at Alcoa, the world’s leading integrated aluminum company, and Blackbaud, Inc., the premiere software provider to non-profit organizations.

A seasoned finance executive, Kent was named Chief Financial Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi in 2019. In 2023, the Port of Corpus Christi Commission voted to promote Kent to Chief Executive Officer.

Kent is an advocate for his communities and is a staunch believer in service to others. In addition to volunteering with a variety of area organizations, Kent has served as Treasurer of the London Independent School District Athletic Booster Club and separately as Treasurer and President of Padre Little League. Currently, Kent serves as a Board Member for the local United Way and is the Chairman of the American Association of Ports Audit Committee.

Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech and is a licensed CPA. He has been happily married to Angie Britton for 24 years, and they have two college-age sons, Zach and Tanner.