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Long Beach port board names new president

Long Beach port board names new president

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Friday, December 20, 2013

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, which oversees the Port of Long Beach, has elected Doug Drummond as its new president after the city council last month voted to dismiss former board president Thomas Fields.

 In addition to Drummond’s election, the board also voted Rich Dines as vice president and Lori Ann Farrell as secretary. The commission directs the 450-person staff of the harbor department in development and promotion of the port.

Thursday December 19, 2013

The vote took place on Tuesday night.

The vote, which took place on Tuesday night, also saw Rich Dines become Vice President, and newly appointed Commissioner Lori Ann Farrell elected Secretary.

The election follows the departures of former President Thomas Fields and former Vice President Nick Sramek last month.

"It's my goal to promote a spirit of cooperation among the Board and the staff of the Harbor Department. The Port of Long Beach is a leading international seaport, and I know that all of the commissioners take our responsibilities here very seriously,"
said Drummond.

"I’m hoping that together with the other commissioners we can really take our Port to the next level"
said Lori Ann Farrell, Secretary, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners

"We intend to work together to make this Port even stronger and better able to compete in the international marketplace."

Farrell, a former Chief Financial Officer for the City of Long Beach and currently works as the City of Huntington Beach Finance Director, said she looked forward to her new role as a Harbor Commissioner.

"I just wanted to say how thankful I am for the opportunity to serve our community once again. I love this city and I love our community,"
Farrell said.

"I'm hoping that together with the other commissioners we can really take our Port to the next level."

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