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Cherin Named to Top Trade Post

April 17, 2009

The Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed Alex H. Cherin, the executive officer to the Board, as the Port's new Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations.

The Managing Director oversees the Port’s Trade Relations and Port Operations Bureau, which includes the Communications, Trade Relations, Security and Maintenance divisions. Cherin will report to Deputy Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle, the former Managing Director of Trade Relations and Port Operations. 

"Alex has done a terrific job with the Harbor Commission, and with his municipal government and maritime industry experience he will be of tremendous addition to the Port’s executive management team," said Steinke.  

Cherin, Executive Officer to the Harbor Commission since 2007, has provided leadership with the mitigation for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, coordinated and participated in high-level meetings with Port customers throughout the world, and supported the Port’s Clean Trucks Program. 

Cherin, a former City of Long Beach Assistant City Auditor, has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. His management experience includes serving as Senior Legal Counsel of Maritime and International Trade Law for Flynn, Delich and Wise, LLP. 

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