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Executive Leadership Group

Shaun D. Sumner

Vice President, Business Operations

Shaun D. Sumner is Vice President of Business Operations overseeing the Real Estate, Development Services, and Guest Experiences Departments. He previously served as Vice President of Real Estate, Engineering and Facilities, and before that Assistant Vice President of Real Estate and Development Services. Sumner began his career at the Port in September 2000 as an intern in Human Resources before moving on to a position with Marketing where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the Port’s websites and related applications and databases. From there, Sumner moved into the Port’s Real Estate Department and attended law school in the evening. In Real Estate, Sumner obtained extensive business experience in negotiating complex ground leases for commercial development and securing development entitlements. Sumner graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Honors Program at the University of San Diego, earning a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary humanities. He also holds a law degree from the University of San Diego.