Michael LaFleur joined the Port of San Diego as the Vice President of Maritime in October 2019 and oversees the Maritime Department. For seven years prior to joining the Port, LaFleur served as CEO of Seacor Island Lines, a shipping, terminal, and warehousing company servicing South Florida and the Bahamas. He was previously COO of both Seacor Island Lines and Trailer Bridge, a shipping company servicing the US mainland to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic. LaFleur has also served as CEO of Seacor American Marine Highways, an inland tug and barge operation in the U.S. river network. Prior to those positions, he was the commercial operations manager for both Seabulk Island Transport and Seabulk Tankers. Earlier in his career, LaFleur worked at sea shipping for both Chevron and Military Sealift Command and sailed up to chief officer transporting cargo around the world. LaFleur served honorably in the United States Navy Reserve for nine years, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander, holds a United States Coast Guard Unlimited Master’s License, and earned a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
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