L.A. CITY HALL: Port of Los Angeles, announcement, Doane Liu as new Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff ....
***Mayor Eric Garcetti announcement, "changes" at Port of Los Angeles, Doane Liu appointment as Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff....
Escerpts from Garcetti press release:
MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES PORT OF L.A. CHANGES
LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that his Deputy Mayor for City Services, Doane Liu, will become Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles.
Liu will assume his new position on February 1. He will continue to help oversee the Mayor's Office of City Services until the transition to a new Deputy Mayor is complete. A search for his successor, coordinated by Mayor Garcetti's Chief of Staff, Ana Guerrero, is already underway.
Liu was previously Chief of Staff for Councilman Joe Buscaino and served as Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Deputy Mayor for Mayor James K. Hahn and District Director for Congresswoman Jane Harman. He was also Senior Vice President of Government Banking at JP Morgan Chase and Vice President in the Real Estate Industries Group at Security Pacific National Bank.
In addition to Liu's new Chief of Staff position, [POLA Executive Director Gene Seroka] announced the following members of the Port's leadership team: Marla Bleavins, Chief Financial Officer; Ron Boyd, Chief of Port Police and Emergency Management; Mike DiBernardo, Marketing and Customer Relations; and Tony Gioiello, Development.