The Board of Harbor Commissioners sets policy for the Port of Long Beach and oversees the staff of the City of Long Beach's Harbor Department. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of Long Beach and are confirmed by the City Council. They may serve no more than two six-year terms. In July, the commissioners elect board officers. These offices are held for one year.
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Lou Anne Bynum
Lou Anne Bynum, Executive Vice President of College Advancement and Economic Development for Long Beach City College, was appointed to the Harbor Commission in May 2014 by Mayor Bob Foster and unanimously confirmed by the City Council. Bynum is the sixth woman to serve on the Board, and her appointment marked the Board's first female majority. She was elected President of the Board in July 2017 after having served two years as Vice President. Bynum's extensive community involvement includes stints as president of Leadership Long Beach and chair of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce; she has also received numerous accolades including most recently the 2013 "Excellence in Leadership Award" from the California Community College Association of Occupational Educators.
Tracy J. Egoscue
Tracy J. Egoscue, a Long Beach-based environmental attorney and former Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, was appointed by Mayor Robert Garcia in September 2014 and unanimously confirmed by the City Council. Before founding the Egoscue Law Group, focusing on California environmental law, Ms. Egoscue worked as Of Counsel in the environmental practice group in the prestigious law firm of Paul Hastings LLP, served as the Executive Officer of the State of California Regional Water Quality Control Board-Los Angeles Region, and as Executive Director of the Santa Monica Baykeeper, where she achieved the largest settlement in the history of the Clean Water Act. Ms Egoscue also practiced environmental litigation as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California League of Conservation Voters and Mujeres de la Tierra. She was elected Vice President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners in July 2017.
Lori Ann Guzmán
Lori Ann Guzmán, the Director of Finance for the City of Huntington Beach, was appointed to the Harbor Commission in December 2013 by Mayor Bob Foster and unanimously confirmed by the City Council. She previously served the City of Long Beach for about five years, first as City Controller (2006-2007) and then moving up to Chief Financial Officer (2007-2010). A 5th District resident of Long Beach for 16 years, Guzmán graduated from the Leadership Long Beach class of 2000 and is the recipient of many financial management awards. After two years as President of the Board, she was elected Secretary in July 2017.
Bonnie Lowenthal is a 2nd District resident and has been an active leader in the Long Beach community for decades. A licensed family counselor and mental health consultant, Lowenthal served as Vice Mayor while on the City Council as the 1st District representative. She also chaired the Select Committee on Ports and Transportation Committee as a state Assembly member. She was appointed to the Harbor Commission in July 2017 by Mayor Robert Garcia.
Frank Colonna, named to the Harbor Commission in July 2017, is a 3rd District resident and has been a real estate professional and business owner in Long Beach for more than 30 years. He served two terms as Council member and two years as Vice Mayor. He is currently on the Economic Development Commission.