Director of Information Management
Port of Long Beach, California
Douglas L. Albrecht is the Director of Information Management for The Port of Long Beach, California. He joined the Port in 1989 with extensive experience in the information technology industry.
Mr. Albrecht is responsible for providing information technology leadership that enables the Port of Long Beach to be a world-class organization. His division helps the Port achieve its strategic goals by improving business processes and implementing business-critical systems that make the organization more effective. He is also responsible for providing technology expertise and ensuring that the Port’s technology users receive the highest customer service through continuous service improvement.
In his 19 years with the Port, Mr. Albrecht has introduced computer automation to many in the Harbor Department. He is currently implementing the Port’s first-ever Information Management Business Plan, a five-year program of projects to upgrade the Port’s processes, systems and technology infrastructure.
Prior to joining the Port, he spent 14 years in private industry developing software for the records management and medical claims processing industries.
He earned an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1986 and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science in 1976 from Baltimore's Towson State University. He also holds a Certificate in Data Processing from the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Information Technology Committee where he is a frequent presenter and currently serves as the Committee Secretary.
Born in Baltimore but a resident of the South Bay for more than three decades, Mr. Albrecht and his wife, Kitti, raised their son, Gregory, and daughter, Melissa, in Torrance, California, where they currently reside.
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a trail blazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. Each year, trade valued at more than $140 billion moves through The Port of Long Beach, supporting more than 316,000 Southern California jobs. And with a Green Port Policy guiding all efforts, the Port is a catalyst for innovative programs to protect the environment.