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Board Names New Director of Construction Management

Gary J. Cardamone to oversee capital improvement projects

July 31, 2007

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has promoted Gary J. Cardamone, who has more than 25 years of experience in port and harbor-related development, to the newly created position of Director of Construction Management. The new position is part of an ongoing reorganization of Port administration designed to improve operational efficiencies.

Cardamone will lead the newly formed Construction Management Division, part of the Port’s Engineering Bureau. Cardamone, who joined the Port in 2002, had been serving as the Port’s deputy chief harbor engineer in charge of construction management.

"Gary is a recognized, national leader in the construction management field," said Port Executive Director Richard D. Steinke. "We’re very pleased to have him in a position of greater responsibility at the Port of Long Beach."

In his new position, he will oversee construction of the Port’s capital improvement program, valued at about $200 million annually. He will also oversee the Surveys Section.

Prior to joining the Port as an employee, Cardamone was a consultant to the Port as vice president of construction services for CH2M HILL. Before CH2M HILL, Cardamone was Assistant Chief Harbor Engineer and Director of Construction Management for the Port of Los Angeles. In his career, he has managed more than $2 billion worth of improvements to Southern California ports.

Cardamone sits on the national Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Construction Management Association of America, and chairs CMAA’s Standards of Practice Committee. He was the honoree at CMAA’s Southern California Chapter Annual Awards Banquet this year in appreciation for his efforts to promote construction management. In 2005, Cardamone was co-recipient of the Engineering Achievement Award from the Los Angeles County Chapter of the Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Syracuse University.

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