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Board of Port Commissioners Appoints Mark Yeilding as Port Auditor

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Board of Port Commissioners Appoints Mark Yeilding as Port Auditor
Mark Yeilding was appointed Port Auditor by the Board of Port Commissioners on March 9, 2021.

The Port of San Diego announces the appointment of Mark Yeilding as Port Auditor. He had been serving as Acting Port Auditor since January 8, 2020, and the Board of Port Commissioners officially appointed him as Port Auditor at the March 9, 2021 Board of Port Commissioners meeting. Yeilding succeeds Robert “Bob” Monson, who served as the Port’s Auditor from 2013 until his retirement on January 7, 2020.

“During his term as Acting Port Auditor, Mark has done an exceptional job leading the Office of the Port Auditor” said Michael Zucchet, Chairman of the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the integrity of the Port’s financial statements, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the effectiveness of the Port’s internal control systems.”

In his role of Port Auditor, Yeilding plans, organizes, directs and oversees the Port’s audit function. He is responsible for auditing internal accounting and financial management activities to assure compliance with statutory requirements and accounting standards. In this position, he will examine and analyze fiscal procedures, verify accounts and expenditures, and provide other analyses of financial and operating data as directed by the Board of Port Commissioners.

Yeilding began his career at the Port in February 2014 as a Deputy Port Auditor. In April 2018, he was appointed Assistant Port Auditor, overseeing four Deputy Port Auditors. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional, earning both of these standings through the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

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