VENTURA―Todd Mitchell has joined the Ventura Port District as Business Operations Manager. Mitchell comes to the Port District with a Bachelors of Science degree, a diploma in surveying, 18 years of experience in project management, and 12 in business development.
“We are very fortunate to have Todd join the Harbor’s leadership team,” Ventura Port District General Manager Brian Pendleton said in a released statement. “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, the port district said in a released statement.
“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,” Mitchell said in a released statement.
Mitchell participates on several committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and 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. He also frequently speaks and authors articles to advance the “Blue Economy.” The port district said this expertise compliments Ventrua Harbor’s mission to provide a safe and navigable harbor and a seaside destination that benefits residents, visitors, fisherman, and boaters.