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Maritime Operations Manager, Superintendent


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Qualifications and Experience

· Management and evaluation of up to 25 Employees

· Over-site of 700 employee’s

· Hiring, termination, evaluation and training, as well as goal setting of personnel

· Budget management and allocation of expenses

· Development of annual budget projections

· Experience with governmental operation procedures

· Security - Serve as liaison between Port of San Diego and CBP, Fish and Game, FBI, USCG, Police officials, and private security

· Port Operations - Berth and space utilization, billing, lease development and enforcement

· Knowledge of safety procedures and training

· Knowledge of passenger, cargo and ground transportation logistics

· Involvement with development, implementation and management of capital development and major maintenance projects

· Lease negotiations, agreement management, and maintenance responsibilities

Employment History

San Diego Unified Port District May 2007 to Present

San Diego, California – Marine Operations Supervisor, National City Marine Terminal: Responsibilities include management of the Wharfinger staff, and supervision of the day-to-day operations of a 140-acre marine terminal, with seven deep-water berths and processing warehouses up to 300,000 square feet in size. Monitor annual throughput of over 400,000 automobiles and trucks, 150,000 million board feet of lumber, military operations, and a bi-weekly Ro-Ro service to Hawaii. Over 200 ship calls are handled annually at the facility. Perform administrative tasks including monthly tracking and billing, adhesion to annual minimum guarantees, implementation of the tariff, as well as annual budget projects. Manage terminal operator and lease agreements. Serve as project manager for capital development and major maintenance projects. Maintain contact with Port District tenants ensuring that customer service is rendered in a timely fashion. Assist while negotiating with current and potential customers for the opportunity to process cargo through the National City Marine Terminal.

San Diego Unified Port District July 2001 to May 2007

San Diego, California – Marine Operations Manager/ Marine Operations Supervisor, Cruise Ship Terminal and Embarcadero: Responsibilities included direct management and supervision of 17 staff members and operational management of four deep water berths, a 10-acre cruise ship terminal with 105,000 square feet of warehouse and passenger processing facilities, a 127-slip commercial fishing facility, a 34-slip transient vessel facility, as well as several recreational anchorages, parking facilities, and the operation of 437 mooring buoys. Responsibilities included for monitoring revenue and expenses for facilities that generated over 7 million dollars annually. Duties also include the project development, implementation, and management of major maintenance and capital development projects. Examples of these projects include the construction of a mobile and fixed passenger bridge system, a terminal remodel, the erection of an interim cruise facility, planning of homeport facility and build on the Broadway Pier, planning of the new cruise terminal on the B Street pier, the construction of new transient slips, and a parking lot renovation, creation of transportation area, implementation of interim improvements as agreed with customers. Daily interaction with engineers, construction support, city staff, and contractors is maintained to guide projects to a successful completion and to minimize the disruption to both tenant and terminal activities. Managed and directed over 220 ship calls annually, which included the processing of over 600,000 passengers, additionally several other maritime customers and the general public were serviced. Directly responsible for the coordination with Lines, Agents, Ships, Stevedores, and Ground Operators, CBP, Fish and Game, Traffic enforcement officers, shippers, and other agencies to ensure seamless transition of the high volume of passengers. Work with District Asset Managers to develop and renew leases, TOUPs, and rental agreements. Managed the North Embarcadero through the security changes that occurred with the events of September 11th. Developed relationships with Cruise Lines, negotiation terms of agreement and securing new business that grew the Cruise industry in San Diego.

Boeh Trust – Property Management June 1998 to Present

San Diego, California – Property manager, Manage six residential properties in the San Diego Area. Responsibilities include lease negotiation, property inspection, advertisements, repairs, city permits, and construction.

San Diego Unified Port District October 2000 to July 2001

San Diego, California – Marine Operations Manager, National City Marine Terminal: Responsibilities included management of staff members and supervision of the day-to-day operations of a 140-acre marine terminal, with six deep-water berths and processing warehouses up to 300,000 square feet in size. Monitored annual throughput of over 300,000 automobiles and trucks and 105,000 million board feet of lumber. Performed administrative tasks including monthly tracking and billing, adhesion to annual minimum guarantees, as well as annual budget projects. Managed both terminal operator and lease agreements. Served as project manager for many capital development and major maintenance projects including the development of the National City Wharf extension, a marina site, re-roofing of a warehouse, and maintenance of large pavement lease areas. Maintained contact with Port District tenants and was involved with the coordination and monitoring of tenant projects to ensure contractual compliance.

San Diego Unified Port District October 1995 – October 2000

San Diego, California – Maintenance Worker II: Responsibilities included supervision and delegation of tasks to employees, as well as identification, development, and implementation of preventative maintenance programs. Consulted with several departments including Engineering, Harbor Police, and other supervisors, to discuss effective courses of action. Met scheduling requirements for maintenance projects in anticipation of ship movements, public opinion, material availability, and competence of department to complete work internally or externally. Acted as a liaison with several departments and the public to promote positive perceptions of the organization. Evaluated safety concerns daily. Developed innovative site plans, identified potential hazards and implementation of proven solutions. Administrative tasks included schedule tracking and monitoring, generation of work orders, and material acquisition. Compiled equipment reports that included recommendations and projected costs for purchases in accordance with strict guidelines.

San Diego Photographic Services February 1994 to February 1998

San Diego, California – Owner/Operator: Responsibilities included day-to-day operations of a successful quick-paced business aboard a daily Cruise Ship to Ensenada, and the local Harbor excursion vessels. Held business meetings with prospective and existing customers, and renegotiated the facility lease. Established and managed a budget and business plan that facilitated a capital improvement program (acquisition of equipment). Installed preventative maintenance programs, which reduced the need for major maintenance expenditures. Worked within State and Federal guidelines to implement a hazardous waste disposal and containment contract. Ensured safe working conditions through staff training, and elimination, or isolation of identified hazards. Performed office administrative tasks related to payroll, personnel files, accounting, research projects, and recording of State and Federal tax. Trained employees to perform work-related duties and supervised them in daily operations.

San Diego Unified Port District March 1992 to October 1995

San Diego, California – Wharfinger, Marine Operations Department: Responsibilities included enforcement of the tariff, calculation of charges for dockage, wharfage, storage and demurrage. Conducted research regarding special project; prepared and presented reports. Served as liaison between the Port District, ships’ agents, maintenance, longshoremen and the public. Enforced safety regulations for commercial and private vessels, provided assistance with berthing and moorage of vessels. Interfaced with Port District supervisors regarding vessel operations, traffic patterns, and suggestions for smooth Port operations. Worked closely with Harbor Police, Coast Guard and U.S. Customs to ensure security and safety to the public and Port users. Performed daily administrative tasks related to logs, reports, billing, and correspondence to alternative shift workers.

Star and Crescent Boat Company 1988 to 1992

San Diego, California – Primary Ocean Operator aboard 60’ to 150’ bay tour and charter vessels: Responsibilities included operation, passenger safety, crew supervision, and management of ship personnel, implementation of general maintenance programs. Monitored cash revenue and daily vessel logs in accordance with Coast Guard rules, regulations, and inspections.

Hydrofoils “Sea World II, III, VI”

San Diego, California – Primary Ocean Operator aboard 34’ Hydrofoils engaged in excursions in Mission Bay: Served as primary operator. Responsible for passenger safety, crew supervision, hiring and firing of personnel, U.S. Coast Guard Inspections, maintenance and upkeep of machinery



· Mesa College, San Diego, California, AA Degree

· Mariners Preparation School, San Diego, California

· Learnsoft Access 7.0

· Learnsoft Excel 5.0

· Kahl Environmental services 24-hour hazardous Waste operations and Emergency response training.

· Sexual harassment training

· Mooring inspection/maintenance training

· Kempner Trago project management

· American Association of Port Authority, Terminal Management

· American Association of Port Authority, Cruise Terminal Seminar

· American Association of Port Authority, Emergency Response preparedness Seminar

· Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention

· Super Yacht Symposium

· Seven Habits of Highly Effective Persons

· Investment in Excellence trained

· Management FMLA trained

· Community relations trained

· Asbestos and lead awareness trained

· Vehicle equipment safety trained

· Anthony Schools – Real Estate Licensing courses


Licenses and Certificates

· 100 gross ton passenger for hire Coast Guard license

· California class B Commercial drivers license

· Open water diver certified

· Access 7.0 certified

· Excel 5.0 certified

· 24-hour hazardous waste operations and emergency response certified.

· CPR, First Aid, and Automatic Electronic Defibrillator trained

· Facility Security Officer certified.


Proactive - Driven - Responsive



· Rita Vandergaw, Director of Marketing, Port of San Diego, (619) 686.6546

· Paul Libuda, Facility Security Officer, Port of San Diego, (619) 686.8067

· Sharon Cloward, San Diego Port Tenants Association, (619) 226.6546

San Diego,
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