The Harbor Commissioners appointed a new executive officer to manage the second largest port in the US.
By Michael McGrady, Maritime Direct Americas & Pacific Correspondent
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners named Shana Espinoza as its executive officer to assist the five-member board in governing the Port of Long Beach.
“We selected Shana because she has proven herself to be a trusted adviser we’ve come to rely on,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna in a press statement announcing the appointment of Espinoza.
“Her leadership skills and unique experience in working with this Commission will help strengthen our ties with the Harbor Department’s executive team, industry leaders, and the community.”
According to the port authority, the position of executive officer oversees the administrative and communications functions of the Port of Long Beach. She will advise on general issues, policies, and arrangements for trade missions and conferences.
Espinoza has been employed with the City of Long Beach for about 22 years. 13 of those years were in service with the Harbor.
“Shana’s skills, experience, and achievements led to a promotion that she truly deserves,” said Mario Cordero, the executive director for the port. “I have no doubt that she will excel in this position while providing the best guidance to our Board.”