The Port of San Diego has appointed Job Nelson as chief policy adviser.
He will begin his new role immediately, overseeing programs and activities related to public policy and governmental relations; and representing the district on legislative, regulatory and intergovernmental issues and initiatives.
The Port conducted a nationwide search and considered a highly qualified pool of applicants before making this appointment.
Nelson most recently served as chief of staff for San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf. He also served former Mayor Jerry Sanders as director of intergovernmental relations.
His career in public service includes serving as senior policy adviser and deputy chief of staff to former San Diego Mayor Susan Golding and as a policy consultant to the California Senate Minority Leader.
Nelson has a bachelor's degree in communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master of Arts in public policy from Claremont Graduate University.