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Business Development
Commercial Operations Bureau
Don Snyder
(562) 283-7751

Don Snyder is the Director of Business Development, responsible for maximizing revenue opportunities for the Port by developing business attraction strategies and through close business relationships with ocean carriers, cargo owners, terminal operators, labor and supply chain partners.

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Communications and Community Relations
Communications Bureau
Kerry Gerot
(562) 283-7711

Kerry Gerot is the Director of Communications and Community Relations, supervising a 16-person communications and community relations team and directing a budget of more than $4.5 million annually.

Construction Management
Engineering Services Bureau – Program Delivery Group
Darrin Lambrigger
(562) 283-7205

Darrin Lambrigger is the Director of Construction Management, overseeing construction of the Port's Capital Improvement Program, including the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project and the replacement for the Gerald Desmond Bridge, both with budgets topping $1 billion.

Engineering Design & Maintenance Group, Senior Director
Engineering Services Bureau
(562) 283-7853

The Engineering Design and Maintenance Group is critical to the development and renovation of the Port and maintenance of Port infrastructure including roads, wharfs, utilities, storm drains and other Port-owned improvements. The Design Division produces technical reports, studies, plans and specifications for in-house Port construction projects and provides engineering advice and support to other divisions and Port tenants. In Maintenance, the director oversees 94 full-time employees in the Port’s Administration, Materials and Services, Utilities, Facilities, Infrastructure and Fleet Services Departments.

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Engineering Design
Engineering Services Bureau – Engineering Design & Maintenance Group
John Chun, P.E.
(562) 283-7853

John Y. Chun, P.E., was appointed in August 2014 as the Director of Engineering Design, heading up roads, utilities and other infrastructure projects for the Port of Long Beach. Chun, who started with the Port in 1996 as a civil engineering assistant, has served as a Deputy Chief Harbor Engineer since 2008, and has been involved in a number of Port projects including the Middle Harbor Redevelopment, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, Stormwater Master Plan, Pavement Management System, Traffic Sign Inventory Program and more. The Engineering Design Division produces technical reports, studies, plans and specifications for Port construction projects. As the division director, Chun is responsible for managing multiple in-house design projects and consulting contracts.

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Environmental Planning
Planning & Environmental Affairs Bureau
Heather Tomley
(562) 283-7100

Heather Tomley is the Director of Environmental Planning for the Port of Long Beach, California, reporting to Managing Director of Planning & Environmental Affairs Richard D. Cameron. As Director, she leads the Division most directly responsible for the Port's signature environmental program, the Green Port Policy, and the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

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Finance & Administration Bureau
Maurina Lee
(562) 283-7594

Maurina Lee is Director of the Finance Division. The Finance Division is responsible for insuring that the Port is financially self-sustaining and fiscally strong. Operations include billings, collections, cash flow analysis, internal controls, general accounting, fixed asset management, cashiering, contract compliance, financial forecasting, planning and reporting, budget development SBE/VSBE program administration, and the Port’s annual financial report.

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Government Relations
Communications Bureau
Samara Ashley
(562) 283-7780

Samara Ashley is the Government Relations Director. Appointed to the post in 2007, she is responsible for advising the Executive Director and the Harbor Commission on legislative issues and assisting in the formulation of the Port’s legislative agenda.

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Human Resources Services
Human Resources & Team Development Bureau
Stacey V. Lewis, SPHR, IPMA-CP
(562) 283-7500

Stacey V. Lewis, SPHR, IPMA-CP, is the Director of the Human Resources Services Division of the Human Resources & Team Development Bureau, overseeing the development, application and interpretation of personnel policies and procedures as they apply to nearly 500 full-time Port employees.

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