The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Lori Ann Farrell Harrison as its new Board President on Monday.
The five-member Harbor Commission, which oversees the Port of Long Beach, also selected Lou Anne Bynum as Vice President and Tracy Egoscue as Secretary. The Commission selects from its own members the President and the other Board officers for one-year terms each July.
Farrell Harrison, a 5th District resident, is the Director of Finance for the City of Huntington Beach and was previously Chief Financial Officer for the City of Long Beach. She was appointed to the Harbor Commission in 2013 by then-Mayor Bob Foster. The Commission President chairs Board meetings and represents the Port to the public.
Farrell Harrison and Bynum succeed Doug Drummond and Rich Dines as President and Vice President, respectively.
Under the City Charter, the mayor of Long Beach appoints City residents to the Harbor Commission for a six-year term. Commissioners oversee the Port and direct the CEO, who in turn manages the more than 500-person staff of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department in the development and promotion of the Port of Long Beach.