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Port Manatee Promotes Stufflebeam and Zimmermann

Port Manatee has promoted Denise Stufflebeam to senior director, business administration and finance, and Virginia Zimmermann to senior communications manager. Both report directly Port Executive Director Carlos Buqueras.

Ms. Stufflebeam joined the port in 1991 as information services assistant and received subsequent promotions to data processing manager, business manager and director of business administration and finance.

She holds bachelor’s degrees in management information systems and accounting from the University of South Florida and a certified port executive designation from the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives. She is a past treasurer of the Port of Port Manatee Propeller Club. She is the first woman to hold a senior director position at Port Manatee.

Ms. Zimmermann has been the port’s public relations and marketing manager since 2013.  She previously worked in public relations for Munich (Germany)-based Loyalty Partner GmbH, operator of a multichannel marketing platform.

She is an honors graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Munich with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Since joining the Port Manatee team, she has earned designation as a certified port executive from the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives and graduated from the Leadership Manatee program. She has led numerous award-winning endeavors, including the port’s 2016 official directory, which received an award of excellence in AAPA’s Communications Competition.

Denise Stufflebeam (l) and Virginia Zimmerman (r)
Photos /Port Manatee

Los Angeles Port Selects ‘FUSE’ Executive Leadership Fellow 

Andrew Scott
Photo/Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles has selected global supply chain and logistics expert Andrew Scott as its executive-in-residence fellow, a full-time, one-year leadership position hosted by FUSE Corps. FUSE Corps is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that works with participating local governmental entities to help them address major urban-related challenges.

Mr. Scott will work with the port’s executive leadership team on developing new strategies for enhancing supply chain efficiency as well as streamlining port processes and operations. He is also being tasked with helping create a system for gathering, posting and sharing of real-time data and information among key Port partners and stakeholders.

"We are thrilled to have a seasoned executive like Andrew on board as we continue our pursuit of new and creative ways to optimize supply chain efficiencies and operations," said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. "Supply chain innovation will be essential in order to keep the Port competitive and relevant in today’s fast-paced and continually evolving shipping industry."

Mr. Scott has extensive executive-level experience working in international companies, having lived and managed companies on five continents. He is also a skilled entrepreneur, with significant start-up experience in logistics and technology companies. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of a Los Angeles-based forwarding and logistics services company. Simultaneously, he led another company focused on developing technology logistic platforms for the U.S. container trucking industry.

Mr. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce, with an emphasis on marketing and economics, from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He was also a founding board member of KEA – a global networking online community for New Zealanders – during his time in the United Kingdom.

FUSE Corps is a nonprofit organization that enables local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities. FUSE partners with civic leaders to identify strategic projects and then recruits entrepreneurial professionals to serve in year-long, executive-level fellowships. Fellows work full-time within targeted issue areas such as education, health, poverty, workforce development and the environment.

San Diego Port CEO Randa Coniglio Named ‘Executive Trailblazer’ by San Diego Magazine

Randa Coniglio
Photo/Port of San Diego

Randa Coniglio, chief executive officer/president of the Port of San Diego, has been named "Executive Trailblazer" in San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Woman of the Year Awards. Ms. Coniglio was also a finalist for Woman of the Year.
Ms. Coniglio became the port’s top executive in June 2015. Earlier, she served as executive vice president of operations, with oversight responsibility for commercial real estate, maritime and public uses along the port’s 34 miles of public trust tidelands.

The award recognizes her success in leading the port’s recent accomplishments in maritime industrial and cruise business development, commercial real estate development, environmental protection of San Diego Bay, repositioning of this agency, and other important initiatives.

"As the port’s first female CEO, Randa Coniglio defines what it means to be a successful and effective woman executive. Our region is fortunate to have such an experienced, respected and inspirational leader for this essential public agency, the Port of San Diego," said Port Chairman Marshall Merrifield. "I know I speak for the entire board of port commissioners in congratulating and recognizing Randa for this well-deserved award."

Port of Vancouver USA Recruiting for Permanent CEO

The Port of Vancouver USA is seeking a permanent CEO/executive director. The position announcement is posted on the port’s Job Center web page and the AAPA Career Center and closes Monday, October 24.

Port staff will narrow the field to a handful of "highly qualified candidates" during the first round of interviews. These candidates will meet with a stakeholder advisory committee comprised of community and business partners. The committee will provide observations and feedback to the port’s director of human resources.

Each of the three port commissioners will then interview the candidates individually. The commissioners will discuss candidate qualifications in executive session and vote in a subsequent meeting for the candidate they deem best qualified for the position.

The goal is to bring a permanent CEO on board in the first quarter of 2017.


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