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Executive Leadership Group

Jason H. Giffen

Vice President, Planning & Environment

Jason H. Giffen is Vice President of Planning & Environment. He joined the Port of San Diego in April 2013 and was appointed to the executive team in January 2016. Giffen has over 20 years of government experience in the planning and environmental fields, with an applied focus on coastal and marine environments in California. Before coming to the Port, he led planning, development, and environmental initiatives for the counties of San Luis Obispo and San Diego. Giffen earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in business marketing and foreign language & cultures from Mercyhurst University, and a master’s degree in international environmental policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. In 2018, he received executive education in Sustainability Leadership through Harvard University's Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment.