- Reporters Desk
LONG BEACH — On Feb. 14, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a contract with Baltimore-based Boyden Global Executive Search to find candidates for the executive director position left vacant after Christopher Lytle resigned to take a similar position in Oakland.
Al Moro, the department’s former chief harbor engineer, has served as the acting executive director since July 2013, when Lytle departed.
The executive director represents the port to a variety of national and international constituencies in the maritime industry as well as to elected and appointed officials. The executive director works closely under the Board of Harbor Commissioners to put forward policies, rules, ordinances or measures for the port.
The commission selected Boyden in a special meeting Feb. 11. On Feb. 14, the board approved a contract not to exceed $127,000.
The commission will work with the firm to set the schedule to be considered by the board.