Todd Mitchell named new business operations manager for ventura port district

The Ventura Port District is pleased to announce the recent addition of Todd Mitchell as Business Operations Manager.  Mitchell comes to the Port District with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, a diploma in surveying,      18 years of project management, and 12 in business development. Mitchell’s extensive experience is anticipated to facilitate key project growth in the years ahead.

“We are very fortunate to have Todd join the Harbor’s leadership team,” states Brian Pendleton, Ventura Port District’s General Manager.  “His education, experience, and skills are proving to be a significant asset to the Port District’s mission and goals.”  Having served as a Board Member of the California Maritime and Navigation Conference (CMANC), an advocacy consortium of California ports and harbors, Mitchell’s continued involvement will play an important role in ensuring that Ventura’s port receives representation and support from federal and state governments.

“I thrive on opportunities that demand self-improvement and anticipate applying my business development and consultancy experience to the Harbor’s commercial real estate, marinas, commercial fishing, and business partnerships,” states Mitchell.

Participating on several committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Coasts Oceans Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) including the Vice-Chair for Ports and Harbor sub-committee on Sea Level Change for Marine Civil Works, Mitchell also frequently speaks and authors articles to advance the “Blue Economy.”  This expertise compliments the Ventura Harbor’s mission to provide a safe and navigable harbor and a seaside destination that benefits residents, visitors, fisherman, and boaters.  He and his wife, Heather Manheim, reside in Ventura.

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