Joe Stuyvesant joined the Port of San Diego as President & Chief Executive Officer in February 2021. Prior to joining the Port, Stuyvesant was the executive director of Navy Region Southwest in San Diego, California. While at Navy Region Southwest his focus was on supporting Navy Fleet operations, the sailors and their families stationed in the Southwest. Previously, he served on active duty in the United States Navy as a naval aviator. During his time in the Navy, Stuyvesant served as a staff officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily and commander, Al Asad Air Base Command Group, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Stuyvesant holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in finance from the University of San Diego.