January 18, 2022 — The APP is pleased to congratulate Kristine Zortman, Executive Director of the Port of Redwood City, for being awarded the Chamber San Mateo County’s Woman of the Year award. The Woman of the Year award recognizes women who provide invaluable intellect to the local community via their business/profession, thus enhancing the quality of life for women from all backgrounds to attain their own professional potential, said the Chamber. The organization added that honorees are “active and supportive participants of the Chamber.”
Zortman was spotlighted by the Chamber has having provided leadership for the port “through extremely challenging times for the maritime industry, the city and the community.” She was also credited as being an “innovative leader and thinker who has identified creative avenues for improving the value and accessibility of the port” as a community and city asset.
During her tenure at the port, which started in 2018, Zortman has introduced public art, advocated for ferry service to Redwood City, suggested improvement to the public marina and fishing pier and worked to get federal funding for emergency preparedness and infrastructure, said the Chamber. She was also recently elected to the board of the California Association of Port Authorities.