Interim Deputy Executive Director of Harbor Administration

Erica Calhoun
Erica M. Calhoun serves as the Interim Deputy Executive Director of Harbor Administration at the Port of Los Angeles, North America’s leading trade gateway and No. 1 container port in the United States.
Ms. Calhoun has oversight of the Port’s human resources function for the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department’s nearly 1,000 employees, as well as Risk Management, Contracts & Purchasing and the Commission Office. She is also the Executive Officer, serving as Acting Executive Director of the Department when the Executive Director is unable to serve in such capacity.
Ms. Calhoun first joined the Port in August 2012 as a Senior Management Analyst in the Grants Unit, where she identified and managed grant funding opportunities. She joined the Executive Office in October of the same year and in 2015, after serving as an adjutant for the last three Harbor Department General Managers, she was appointed Chief of Staff to the Executive Director.
With more than 20 years of service with the City of Los Angeles, Ms. Calhoun previously served as Assistant Officer in Charge in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Budget Section where she aided in the preparation, dissemination and management of the Department’s $1.3 billion adopted budget. Her tenure also includes serving in a civilian oversight capacity in the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Office of the Inspector General and as a grants manager with the City’s Housing Department.
Ms. Calhoun has an undergraduate degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.