Original news was published on 8 June, 2014
LONG Beach Mayor Bob Foster has appointed Lou Anne Bynum to the board of harbour commissioners to replace Thomas Fields providing the body with its first female majority.
Ms Bynum has served on the Long Beach City College (LBCC) as vice-president of college advancement and economic development and has been with the college since 1997.
In a report from Long Beach Press Telegram, Mayor Foster said that her 25 years in the public and private sector which has included numerous port related projects shows deep connections in the community and business acumen.
"She's kind of Miss Business in Long Beach, and I think she'll add a business-oriented approach there," he said of the appointment, which typically runs for two six-year terms at US$100 per board meeting that usually runs twice a month.