The Port of Los Angeles has named its new Deputy Executive Director of Development, Dina Aryan-Zahlan, a veteran engineer and infrastructure development expert.
Aryan-Zahlan replaces Antonio Gioiello, who retired earlier this year.
Port of LA Executive Director, Gene Seroka, said: “Dina is an inspiring leader and dedicated public servant who consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to excellence.
“Dina’s promotion is a testament to her hard work, innovative ideas and ability to drive positive change in advancing the port’s development initiatives.”
Aryan-Zahlan will be in charge of roughly 450 employees throughout the Construction, Maintenance, and Engineering divisions.
These divisions are in charge of administering all port construction contracts, as well as the continuous maintenance of Harbour Department buildings and infrastructure, as well as the design, engineering, and planning of all port facilities that support the port complex’s diversified activities.
Aryan-Zahlan’s path began in 2000 as a Construction Manager and she has progressively acquired increased responsibility.
During her tenure at the Port of Los Angeles, Aryan-Zahlan has played a pivotal role in the transformation of cargo terminals, transportation improvements and LA Waterfront development projects.
Over two decades, projects overseen by her represent more than $3 billion in combined infrastructure improvements, according to the Port of Los Angeles.
Aryan-Zahlan began her 30-year public service career at the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Engineering Harbor District as a Civil Engineering Assistant.