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Port of San Diego’s Information Technology Director Recognized by San Diego Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in Technology

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Port of San Diego’s Information Technology Director Recognized by San Diego Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in Technology

Tracey Sandberg, the Port of San Diego’s director of information technology, has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in Technology. This distinction recognizes trail blazing women executing on their companies’ goals and pushing their businesses forward. She is featured in the San Diego Business Journal’s April 26 special report on technology.

Sandberg began her career at the Port in February 2018 and has more than 33 years of experience in information technology. She is responsible for leading the recovery of the Port’s infrastructure and applications after a cyber event in late 2018, which she considers the largest and most critical project she has ever worked on. She also led the transition of an entire workforce to work from home during a global pandemic while continually providing IT support 24 hours a day, seven days a week and delivering high-priority public safety projects quickly and efficiently.

“Tracey Sandberg has proven to be a critical asset to the Port of San Diego, especially during the past year,” said Joe Stuyvesant, Port of San Diego president and chief executive officer. “She demonstrated exemplary leadership and courage when we needed it most. She led her team in immediately putting the IT remote capability in place that allowed our team to work safely from home and still complete essential functions during the pandemic.  We are very fortunate to have her at the Port.”

Sandberg’s other accomplishments at the Port include the development of an Enterprise Resource Planning Strategy, roadmap articulation, and the launch of Salesforce, SAP enhancements in Human Resources and Procurement, BenefitFocus, DocuSign, SharePoint, and others. She also initiated the Port’s Microsoft Teams Voice deployment, which saved about $750,000 in upgrade costs. She also created a practice for analyzing voice and data network invoices, saving the Port $450,000 annually.

Prior to joining the Port, Sandberg led large IT operations teams across multiple industries including higher education, mortgage banking and automobile manufacturing. Her specialties include cloud strategy, IT finance and contract negotiation, infrastructure and enterprise carrier WAN, ITIL processes, contact center strategy, and fostering an energized, productive, effective and fun workplace.

Sandberg holds a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from National University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University.

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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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