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Long Beach Harbor Commission elects new board president

LONG BEACH — Harbor Commissioner Tracy Egoscue was elected as board President on Juky 23; the Harbor Commission’s board leads the body that oversees the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

The five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners also selected Bonnie Lowenthal as vice president and Frank Colonna as secretary. Each July, the commission selects a president and other board officers for one-year terms.

Egoscue, an attorney, is the owner and founder of the Long Beach-based environmental law firm the Egoscue Law Group Inc., and a former Deputy Attorney General for the state of California. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia appointed Egoscue to her first six-year term in September 2014. The board elected Egoscue to a one-year term as vice president in 2017.

Under Long Beach’s City Charter, the board is responsible for settling policy for the port and managing the Harbor Department. Commissioners also direct the Port’s Executive Director, who in turn manages the more than 500-person staff in the development and promotion of the Port of Long Beach.

The Port of Long Beach is home to 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports and handles $180 billion in trade annually.

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