The Board of Harbor Commissioners sets policy for the Port of Long Beach. 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 June, the commissioners elect board officers. These offices are held for one year.
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Susan E. Anderson Wise
Susan E. Anderson Wise is President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member governing board for the Port of Long Beach. A longtime resident and attorney in Long Beach, Wise was appointed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners in December 2008 by Mayor Bob Foster.
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Thomas Fields, a Long Beach advertising executive and former planning commissioner, was appointed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners in December 2009 by Mayor Bob Foster. This is his first six-year term. Fields was elected Commission Vice President by his colleagues on the Board in June 2011.
Nick Sramek, a senior project leader in system engineering for The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, was appointed to the Board in July 2007 by Mayor Bob Foster. Sramek served on the City of Long Beach Planning Commission for seven years before his Harbor Commission appointment.
Doug Drummond was appointed to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Bob Foster in July 2011. Drummond represented the Third District on the Long Beach City Council from 1990 to 1998 and was a Long Beach police officer for more than 29 years.
Rich Dines, a longshoreman at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, was appointed in July 2011 by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster to a six-year term on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Dines is an advocate for increased port infrastructure development and clean-air programs, and has provided strong leadership in efforts to increase collaboration among business, labor and government agencies.