San Diego Port Commissioner Named Among Top 50 Influential Latino Leaders

Rafael Castellanos. Photo: Port of San Diego.

Port of San Diego Commissioner Rafael Castellanos has been honored among the Top 50 Latino Leaders of Influence 2022 by the San Diego Business Journal and the San Diego County Imperial Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Castellanos, who was honored Oct. 11 at a ceremony at The University Club in San Diego, has been a port commissioner since 2013, serving a term as chairman in 2018. He is a partner with law firm Solomon Minton Cardinal Doyle & Smith LLP, where he specializes in commercial real estate and business transactional law.

During his time on the commission, Castellanos has been a part of more than two dozen boards and forums, including serving as chair of the port’s Environmental Advisory Committee since 2014. He was key to advancing the port’s Blue Economy Incubator program and provided leadership on various initiatives, according to the port.

“I am humbled to join the 49 phenomenal Latino Leaders of Influence in raising awareness of the Hispanic/Latino community and its contributions to our region,” Castellanos said.

By Karen Robes Meeks