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Port of San Diego Announces Promotion of Karen Porteous to EVP and Chief of Staff

The Port of San Diego announces the promotion of Karen Porteous to Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff within its Executive Leadership Group. Porteous’s previous position with the Port was Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, she was accountable for Human Resources, People & Organizational Development, Office of the District Clerk, and Information Technology (including the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Security Officer). Her private sector experience includes more than 13 years working in the human resources field for H.J. Heinz Corporation and Raytheon Service Company.

“Next month, Karen will mark 26 years of service to the Port. Her deep institutional knowledge of the Port, as well as her broad general knowledge and experience in business and government are extremely valuable to me and the Executive Leadership Group as we navigate these times,” said Port of San Diego President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuyvesant.

About THE Port of San Diego

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.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.