The Port of San Diego announced Thursday that Job Nelson has been hired as chief policy adviser.
Nelson was chief of staff for San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf over the past four years. Zapf won reelection last week to a second term on the panel, but will switch districts when she is sworn-in this fall.
At the port, Nelson will oversee programs and activities related to public policy and governmental relations, and represent the agency on legislative, regulatory and intergovernmental issues and initiatives.
"I am excited and honored to be joining the Port of San Diego in a capacity to make a positive impact on our region, state and nation," Nelson said. "I look forward to helping the Port of San Diego achieve its goals as the steward of San Diego Bay, an economic engine, and a contributor to safety and quality of life."
Nelson previously worked for former mayors Jerry Sanders and Susan Golding, Point Loma Nazarene University and Competitive Edge Research.
—City News Service