Port of San Diego Appoints Interim Port Auditor

By Karen Robes Meeks

Former Assistant Port Auditor Mark Yeilding has been appointed as the Port of San Diego’s Acting Port Auditor. Yeilding, who started in his new role earlier this month, takes over for the retiring Robert “Bob” Monson.

Yeilding, who came to the port in 2014 as an auditor, became Assistant Port Auditor in 2018. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from USC and is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional.

“Mark has done a superior job in his role as Assistant Port Auditor and has demonstrated that he has the ability to lead the Port Auditor’s Office to be a regional model that will enhance the public’s understanding and trust in the port,” said Port Commission Board Chair Ann Moore. “We are grateful to have him lead the Auditor’s Office during this transition and are confident he will serve the port well in his new capacity.”

Meanwhile, the port said it is searching nationwide to fill the post and is expected to choose someone for the permanent position by the end of this month.

By Sarah Spangler