Lou Anne Bynum

Lou Anne Bynum is President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member governing board that sets policy for the city’s Harbor Department and oversees the Port of Long Beach. She recently retired from a 20-year career at Long Beach City College, where she served as Executive Vice President of College Advancement and Economic Development since 2012. Her focus was linking education and training to business and industry needs – including Port-related partnerships to develop a well-trained workforce.

With her Commission colleagues, Ms. Bynum shepherds the most extensive capital improvement program in the Port’s history, investing more than $4 billion to modernize its facilities, continually improve customer service, and increase competitiveness at the nations second-busiest seaport for decades to come. The capital projects include the nationally significant Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, Middle Harbor, on-dock rail improvements, plus effective innovations and practices to clean and protect the environment at “The Green Port.”