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Executive Leadership Group

Jason H. Giffen

Vice President, Planning, Environment and Government Relations

Jason H. Giffen was appointed Vice President of Planning, Environment and Government Relations in October 2019. He formerly served as Assistant Vice President of Planning and Green Port, and prior to that was Director of Environmental & Land Use Management. Giffen’s extensive experience before joining the Port includes leading environmental and land use 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.