Garcetti Announces Harbor Commission Appointments

  • 10/24/2013
  • Reporters Desk

Los Angeles — Mayor Eric Garcetti, announced Oct. 22, his appointment to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners oversee the management and operation of the Port of Los Angeles. The five-member board is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.

David Arian. Arian is the president of the community organizing nonprofit, Harry Bridges Institute. He began his career as a longshoreman in 1965. He served as an officer of the ILWU Local 13 several times, including three terms as the local president. In 1991, he was elected international president of the ILWU. He retired in 2009. He was originally appointed to the board in 2010 by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Patricia Castellanos. Castellanos is the deputy director of the L.A. Alliance for a New Economy, a policy and advocacy nonprofit organization. There she oversees the organization’s efforts to advance economic development strategies that lead to better jobs and an improved environment. She served as LAANE’s director of the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports, served as the Harbor Area director for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and served as director of policy, training, and education for Strategic Concepts in Organization and Policy Education. She also serves on the board of the Los Angeles League of Conservations Voters.

Anthony Pirozzi. Pirozzi is director of Systems Integration, Test & Launch Organization Boeing Satellite Development Center. He also serves on the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, where he served as chairman of the board of directors from 2010 to 2012. He has served as a project manager for the New Fields Project with Eastview Little League and the Port of Los Angeles. He is a columnist for San Pedro Today and a member of the Marymount College Advisory Board.

Vilma Martinez. Martinez served as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina from 2009 until July 2013. She has been a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson since 1982, specializing in federal and state court commercial litigation and advising companies on equal employment opportunity policies. She has also served as president and general counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, chairwoman of the Board of Regents of The University of California from 1984 to 1986, and was a regent from 1976 to 1990. She previously served as a board member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Martinez chaired the Pacific Council’s Study Group on Mexico and served on the advisory boards of Columbia Law School and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California. She was appointed to President Clinton’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy & Negotiations from 1994 to 1996.

Edward Renwick. Renwick is a partner of The Yucaipa Companies, a private equity fund.  In 2007, Renwick became the CEO of Yucaipa’s Global Fund, a private equity fund investing primarily in greater China, Korea and India.  In addition, he co-founded and serves as CEO of Raineth Holdings, a real estate investment fund.  Prior to joining Yucaipa, he was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, the senior vice president of business development at the Chongqing Wanli Storage Battery Co. in Chongqing, China, and worked as an analyst in the real estate investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. He has served as a director of current TV, Delltrade and EasyBill, a transaction processor in India.  He serves as an advisory board member of Children Now.

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