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Port  of Hueneme CEO & Director Kristin Decas announced on October 3 that Ms. Dona Toteva Lacayo will be joining the Port of Hueneme as the port's new Director of Business Development. The Trois-Rivières Port Authority recently announced that Mrs. Danielle St-Amand will be sitting on its Board of Directors. Harbor Police Officer Cynthia Markley has been named the Port of San Diego’s 2014 Harbor Police Officer of the Year, earning the department's highest honor for her work as a patrol officer, peer support leader, and crisis intervention officer.

Port of Hueneme Announces New Director of Business Development

Port of Hueneme CEO & Director Kristin Decas announced on October 3 that Ms. Dona Toteva Lacayo will be joining the Port of Hueneme as the port's new Director of Business Development. Decas said, "Dona comes to us with a strong background in maritime related sales with industry heavy weights such as Hapag-Lloyd and Horizon Lines. During her tenure with Hapag-Lloyd she managed account portfolios totaling $27 million in annual sales."

Said Ms. Toteva Lacayo, "I am thrilled to be joining the Port of Hueneme team. I look forward to developing strong relationships with our current customers, keeping them happy, while also discovering and securing new business opportunities in accordance with the District's long term strategic business plan. The Port of Hueneme is very well positioned to take full advantage of the current global shipping and logistics trends and to continue providing excellent service for its customers. I'm very happy to be part of this successful organization, and I look forward to the challenges ahead."

Ms. Toteva Lacayo is a graduate of Saint Mary's College of California with a Masters of Business Administration and also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in international business from College of Charleston in South Carolina. Among her honors and scholarships Ms. Toteva Lacayo received a National Transportation Week – Charleston Women in International Trade Scholarship Award in 2004.

Dona Toteva Lacayo
Photo/Port of Hueneme


Trois-Rivières Announces New Member of Board of Directors

The Trois-Rivières Port Authority recently announced that Mrs. Danielle St-Amand will be sitting on its Board of Directors. Mrs. St-Amand was appointed to this position by the Government of Quebec for a three-year term.

"I am very pleased to welcome her among us," said Cleo Marchand, Chairman of the Board. "For many years, Mrs. St-Amand works in the region and has an excellent knowledge of the socio-economic issues and their importance to the development of the Mauricie. With her experience and commitment to the community, no doubt that the contribution of Mrs. St-Amand to the Board will be beneficial to the port and the region," he adds.

Danielle St-Amand is currently working in the field of Coaching and Strategic Consultation in collaboration with Concordia Consultancy Inc. Elected MP for the riding of Trois-Rivières in 2008, she served consecutively as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Families, the Minister of Public Security and was named Deputy Whip for the government in February 2011. Re-elected on September 4, 2012, she served as the official opposition’s critic for family. 

Prior to her political career, Mrs. St-Amand has worked in the education field and she went on to hold the position of General Manager of Tourisme Mauricie and General Manager of the Festival Western de St-Tite for several years. She was also the President and Chief executive officer of the Fondation du Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivières (CHRTR). Member of several boards of directors, Ms. St-Amand has a background in human resources management and administration from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and a certificate in maladjusted youth and a diploma in special education.


San Diego Harbor Police Officer Cynthia Markley Named Port's Officer of the Year 2014

Harbor Police Officer Cynthia Markley has been named the Port of San Diego’s 2014 Harbor Police Officer of the Year, earning the department's highest honor for her work as a patrol officer, peer support leader and crisis intervention officer.

"Officer Cynthia Markley is an outstanding representative of the Harbor Police Department. Her care, compassion and overall competence are demonstrated on a daily basis as she interacts with the public," said Acting Chief of Police Mark Stainbrook. "She goes out of her way to care for the people she serves, and the officers and staff that she serves with."

A Harbor Police Officer for 28 years, Markley is described by colleagues as a highly dedicated Harbor Police Officer with "courage, selflessness, integrity, and a strong dedication to public service."

She has also been honored for her work as a peer support officer, and was selected as the State of California 2013 "Peer Supporter of the Year" in September 2013 by the California Peer Support Association. Officer Markley has consoled and supported District employees, tenants and visitors involved in critical incidents or tragic events.

She also serves as the Harbor Police Officers Association’s protocol officer.

Officer Markley was named the port’s Employee of the Third Quarter 2013. She was lauded for her community outreach efforts, including her resourcefulness while working on the North Embarcadero Crime Prevention project, where she brought together the Harbor Police Department, tenants, and member city agencies to incorporate more public safety design principles in the development of the North Embarcadero.

Officer Markley was formally recognized as Harbor Police Officer of the Year at the 23rd Annual San Diego Police Officer’s Association "Peace Officer of the Year" Award Ceremony on April 11, 2014.


Officer Cynthia Markley
Photo/Port of San Diego

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