Neil D. Morrison, P.E., who joined the Long Beach Harbor Department in August 2009 as Director of Engineering Design, was promoted Monday by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to Assistant Managing Director to oversee Harbor’s Engineering Design and Maintenance divisions.
Morrison’s new post was created as part of the ongoing reorganization of the Engineering Bureau, to better guide the construction and maintenance of the Port of Long Beach’s terminals, roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
In addition to his duties as Director of the Engineering Design Division, Morrison since March has also served as Acting Director of Maintenance for the Port.
Morrison has 35 years of experience as a civil engineer and executive overseeing and guiding design and construction projects for both the private and public sectors.
The Engineering Design Division is critical to the development and renovation of the Port and the maintenance of roads, wharfs, utilities, storm drains and other Port-owned improvements. The Maintenance Division is also responsible for upkeep of Port-owned infrastructure including -- but not limited to -- buildings, roadways, utilities, landscaping and lighting; and runs the Port’s vehicle fleet.
Morrison is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and he earned an MBA from the University of Redlands. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in three states including California.