President, San Diego Port Tenants Association
Sharon Cloward has been president of the San Diego Port Tenants Association since 2004. The group has more than 300 business members representing the five cities that surround the San Diego Bay. Association members range from ship repair and builders to shopping complexes and restaurants. Under Cloward’s leadership, association membership has grown by 40 percent. The association in 2018 used a $5.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to deploy new technology with electric forklifts and trucks for port tenants.
California State University Hayward
She previously worked on a dive research vessel and obtained a 100-ton Captain’s license.