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Executive Leadership Group

Job Nelson

Vice President, Strategy & Policy

Job Nelson is Vice President of Strategy & Policy and oversees the Government & Civic Relations and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Departments. Job also oversees Policy, Energy and Strategic Planning for the Port. Nelson’s previous roles at the Port were Chief Policy Strategist, Assistant Vice President of External Relations, and Director of Government and Civic Relations prior to that. Before joining the Port of San Diego, Nelson’s comprehensive experience in public affairs included heading up intergovernmental relations for San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders; serving as deputy chief of staff for San Diego Mayor Susan Golding; serving as a policy consultant to the California Senate Minority Leader; and serving as chief of staff for a San Diego City Councilperson. In the private sector, Nelson worked in public affairs, university relations and strategic planning for Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and was a research analyst with local polling firm Competitive Edge Research. Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and a master’s degree in public policy from Claremont Graduate University.