Port of Oakland Press Release #2, Oct. 19, 2012

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October 19, 2012




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Port of Oakland Announces Important Management Assignments

Oakland, CA – October 19, 2012 – The Port of Oakland took action today to ensure continuity of business operations. Effective immediately, Executive Director (Acting) Deborah Ale Flint made the following management assignments:

  • Deputy Executive Director Jean Banker will assume the additional role of Director of Maritime (Acting).
  • Aviation Planning & Development Manager Kristi McKenney will assume the role of Director of Aviation (Acting).
  • Associate Aviation Project Manager will assume the additional role of Aviation Planning & Development Manager (Acting).

“I am taking these actions to ensure that our 24/7 operations continue to meet our customers needs,” commented Ms. Ale Flint. “These actions are also criticial so that the Port can continue being the economic engine of the region that it is. We must remember that we are a $437 million per year operation that drives over 73,000 jobs in this region.”

About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.