The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the appointment of Directors for the Port of Long Beach’s Program Management Division and the newly created Central Procurement Services Division.
Monique Lebrun, the port’s Deputy Director of Program Management since December 2022, will be named Director of Program Management.
She joined the port in September 2008 and has held several positions in the Design and Program Management departments.
The Program Management Division, which is part of the Port’s Engineering Services Bureau, is in charge of upgrades to the harbour, wharfs, terminals, trains, bridges, roads, and utilities.
In her new position, Lebrun will reportedly help to promote the port’s $2.2 billion, 10-year capital upgrade programme.
Terra Van Andel, the port’s Streamlines project manager since 2022 within the Finance Division, will become the port’s first Director of the Central Procurement Services Division, which was formed to standardise purchases and contracts across the Long Beach Harbor Department’s 19 divisions.
The Central Procurement Services Division will centralise how external contracts and purchases are initiated, processed and executed in an effort to heighten consistency, transparency and efficiency. Prior to joining the port, she worked as an engineer in the private sector for five years.
Van Andel joined the Port’s Finance Division as contract compliance manager in 2020 and has spent the last year aiding with the transition to a consolidated procurement system.
She formerly worked for the City of Long Beach Department of Financial Management for two years as the business process improvement officer, after 13 years in the City Auditor’s Office, where she advanced to the position of Deputy City Auditor.
According to the Port of Long Beach, the appointments are effective from 13 January 2024.