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Wise Elected Harbor Commission President

Fields named VP in annual officers selection

June 27, 2011

Susan E. Anderson Wise was elected President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, June 27, by her fellow commissioners as part of the commission’s annual board officers selection.

Wise, who was appointed to the Harbor Commission in 2008, succeeds Commissioner Nick Sramek, who has served two terms as President.

The Commission President serves as chair of the commission, running board meetings and often representing the Port to the public and shipping industry.

Commissioner Thomas Fields, who was appointed the Board in 2009, was selected as Vice President. Dr. Mike Walter, who has served on the Commission since 2005, was named Secretary. Sramek, appointed to the Commission in 2007, will serve as Vice Secretary. All terms will start July 1.

The five-member Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is the governing body of the Port of Long Beach, which is the Harbor Department of the City of Long Beach. The commissioners set the financial and policy direction for the Port of Long Beach -- the second-largest container seaport in the United States.

The fifth board seat became vacant last month when Mario Cordero resigned to serve in Washington, D.C. on the Federal Maritime Commission.

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