Richard D. “Rick” Cameron is the Managing Director of Environmental Affairs and Planning for the Port of Long Beach, California, named to the post in January 2014 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, governing body for the Port.
Mr. Cameron joined the Port in 1996 as an Environmental Specialist, was promoted to Manager of Environmental Planning and named Director of the newly-created Division of Environmental Planning in 2007 before being appointed Acting Managing Director in July 2013 during the retirement of 23-year Port veteran, Dr. Robert Kanter.
As Managing Director, he oversees the Environmental Affairs and Planning Bureau that includes Environmental Planning, Master Planning and Transportation Planning.
As Director of Environmental Planning, he lead the Division most directly responsible for the Port’s signature environmental program, the Green Port Policy, and the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan. Under the Green Port Policy, the Division coordinates programs to improve air, water and soil quality, preserve wildlife habitat and integrate sustainability into Port practices.
Early in his Port career, as an Environmental Specialist, he worked in the areas of water quality, air quality, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documentation. Prior experience included management of various environmental programs for the Port of Los Angeles and serving as a private consultant for other clients.
Mr. Cameron has a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a resident of Manhattan Beach.