Director of Business Development
Port of Long Beach California
Don Snyder is the Director of Business Development for the Port of Long Beach, California. The post was created as part of a reorganization of Port divisions in October 2014. Previously Mr. Snyder was Director of the Trade Development Division; he was appointed to the post in 2006 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, having served since 2003 as Marketing Manager in the Trade and Maritime Services Division.
As Director of the Business Development Division, Mr. Snyder is responsible for bringing new business to the Port and maintaining relationships with terminal operators, vessel operators, cargo owners and supply chain partners.
Before joining the Port, his more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry included six years as Manager of Import and Export Logistics for Mattel Inc., where he was responsible for the importing and exporting of products between the United States and the world, focusing primarily on moving goods from plants in Asia, Mexico and Italy to Mattel’s U.S. distribution facilities.
He also spent 10 years with Sea-Land Services and held marketing positions with Hyundai Merchant Marine and Lykes Brothers Steamship Co. Mr. Snyder, who has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Asia, Europe and Mexico, is a member of the Policy and Steering Committee for the Center of International Trade and Transportation in Long Beach.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a trail blazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. Each year, trade valued at more than $140 billion moves through the Port of Long Beach, supporting more than 316,000 Southern California jobs. And with a Green Port Policy guiding all efforts, the Port is a catalyst for innovative programs to protect the environment.