A new leader has been selected to take the helm of the San Diego Unified Port District; the Board of Commissioners appointed Ms. Randa Coniglio as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) during the June 11th Board meeting, making her the first female CEO in the history of the Port, which spans over a half century.
Previously serving as the Port’s Executive Vice President of Operations over the departments of Real Estate, Maritime, Environmental and Land Use Management, Strategy and Business Development, Government and Community Relations, as well as Marketing and communications, Ms. Coniglio is in the midst of the 15th year in her tenure at the Port, which was preceded by a 13-year long career in the private sector working in real estate.
Ms. Coniglio’s long list of achievements during her tenure at the Port includes entitling the 500-acre Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, securing the California Coastal Commission’s approval of the $700 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, facilitating the transformation of the outdated San Diego Police Headquarters into a lively retail center, and completing a 25 year lease renewal with Dole Fresh Fruit.
“Randa is a focused, diligent and highly creative leader who consistently delivers strong outcomes,” explained Port Chairman Dan Malcolm. “This, combined with her track record in gaining the trust of stakeholders, achieving consensus and maintaining long-term, mutually beneficial relationships truly set her apart as the best candidate for this position.”
“I am so honored to have been selected as the Port of San Diego’s next President and CEO,” said Coniglio. “We have such great momentum right now on a variety of fronts. I am very fortunate to have this opportunity at a time when there is so much positive energy around the Port’s projects and initiatives.”
Source: San Diego Unified Port District