Christie Coats, Director of Operations & Real Estate, manages the real estate assets and leases for the maritime and industrial properties of the Port of New Orleans. Coats is also responsible for Port NOLA’s terminal and real estate policies, and serves as the Director of Foreign Trade Zone No. 2. Prior to joining the Port, Coats was Manager of the Real Property Services Department for the City of San Marcos in California and also served as a Senior Manager for the Port of San Diego. Coats received her MBA from Pepperdine University and is an alumnae of the University of California, Riverside.