Biography of Tony Gioiello


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Antonio Gioiello


Deputy Executive Director of Development

Antonio Gioiello is the deputy executive director of development at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port. Appointed in January 2015, Gioiello joined the Port’s leadership team after serving as chief harbor engineer for 12 years. As deputy executive director of development, he oversees approximately 450 employees in the Engineering, Construction, Construction and Maintenance, and Goods Movement Divisions. 

As chief harbor engineer of the Port’s Engineering Division, Gioiello’s projects varied in scope from planning and design of the commercial and recreational redevelopment along the LA Waterfront to planning and design of container terminals, roadways, rail facilities, security, buildings, dredging and land reclamation projects. 

Before his assuming his role as chief harbor engineer, Gioiello served as harbor engineer, chief of design, where he was responsible for the management and technical oversight of the Port’s Engineering Design section, specializing in the planning and design of various Port facilities, including container terminals, cruise facilities, highway and rail improvements. 

With more than 30 years of experience at the Port of Los Angeles, Gioiello spent much of his tenure managing various sections within the Port’s Engineering division, including the Civil/Planning, Special Projects, Terminal/Transportation Projects and Engineering Technology Administration sections.  

Since beginning his career in 1980 with the Port as a student engineer, Gioiello has had the unique experience of seeing some of the Port’s largest developments transform from design to completion. 

Gioiello holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Program. He is a California State-registered civil engineer. 

A member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Gioiello has served as chairperson, vice chair and secretary-treasurer for the organization’s Waterways, Harbors and Coast Group and as chairperson of the American Association of Port Authorities Facilities Engineering Committee. 

Gioiello is the son of a commercial fisherman and San Pedro native.