SOURCE: Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University

March 16, 2015 11:05 ET

Golden Gate University Alumnus Wins 2015 SPUR Good Government Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Golden Gate University (GGU) alumnus and Port of San Francisco Deputy Director Peter Dailey has received SPUR's 2015 Public Managerial Excellence Award for his leadership in managing the design, financing and project implementation of the recently opened James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, along with his colleagues John Davey, John Doll, Elaine Forbes and Meghan Wallace. For 34 years, SPUR's Good Government Awards have recognized City and County of San Francisco managers for their leadership, vision and ability to make a difference both within city government and the community at large.

Dailey's team set priorities, aligned interests and assured financial stability for the new $100-million world-class cruise terminal, constructed using sustainable design practices in accord with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards. This project represents the public's largest investment in a Port of San Francisco development project since the 1920s, and it provides the city with an opportunity for transportation, employment, exploration and recreation at the site that also converts to a premier event venue.

"I've always thought that my M.B.A. at GGU gave me the confidence and knowledge that really fueled my professional life," said Dailey, who earned his MBA in Marketing at GGU in 1982. A 25-year Port of San Francisco veteran, Dailey is responsible for managing and marketing one of the most varied maritime business portfolios of any Port in the United States, with more than 7 million square feet of maritime industrial land and piers and marine terminals. Under his direction, notable achievements have been the successful establishment of bulk cargo terminals; a major expansion of Port floating dry-docking to handle Post-Panamax vessels; design, construction and installation of California's first shore power facilities for cruise ships; expansion of Foreign Trade Zone to enhance regional economic benefits; and expansion of Port ferry terminals -- making San Francisco California's leading passenger seaport.

"Our heartfelt congratulations go to Peter," said Tasia Neeve, Vice President of University Advancement at GGU. "Golden Gate University is so proud of the impact his education, hard work and perseverance have had in our own community, and we are honored to have him as part of our GGU family."

Prior to his current position, Dailey was senior marketing executive at the Port responsible for public relations and public affairs, strategic marketing and press relations. He is a member of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission's Seaport Planning Advisory Committee, current Chairman of the American Association of Port Authority Cruise Committee, and serves as a member California Association of Port Authority's Advisory Committee

About Golden Gate University
GGU, a private nonprofit, has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in accounting, law, taxation, business and related areas for 114 years. GGU is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

About SPUR
SPUR brings people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems cities face. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, SPUR is recognized as a leading civic planning organization and respected for its independent and holistic approach to urban issues.

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