The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Lori Ann Guzman Farrell Harrison as its new Board President on Monday.
The five-member Harbor Commission, which oversees the Port of Long Beach, also selected Lou Anne Bynum as Vice President and Tracy Egoscue as Secretary. The Commission selects from its own members the President and the other Board officers for one-year terms each July.
Farrell Harrison, a 5th District resident, is the Director of Finance for the City of Huntington Beach and was previously Chief Financial Officer for the City of Long Beach. She was appointed to the Harbor Commission in 2013 by then-Mayor Bob Foster. The Commission President chairs Board meetings and represents the Port to the public.
“I look forward to working with our customers, staff of the Harbor Department, the City of Long Beach and the community to further our goal of strengthening our Port so it continues to be one of the most competitive seaports in the world. Thank you for putting your faith and confidence in me,” Farrell Harrison said.
Farrell Harrison and Bynum succeed Doug Drummond and Rich Dines as President and Vice President, respectively.
Under the City Charter, the mayor of Long Beach appoints City residents to the Harbor Commission for a six-year term. Commissioners oversee the Port and direct the CEO, who in turn manages the more than 500-person staff of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department in the development and promotion of the Port of Long Beach.
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 140 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.