Long Beach Board Member to Step Down

Her new role as Costa Mesa’s city manager has prompted Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioner Lori Ann Guzmán not to seek a second term on the board that governs the Port of Long Beach, the port announced Tuesday.

Guzman, who was appointed to the position in December 2013, was then the fifth female board member in the port’s 108-year history and served two years as president. She believes the port is best served by someone who can devote sufficient time to its various initiatives.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve the Port of Long Beach for the past nearly six years, and I’ll look back with pride on the amazing progress we’ve made,” Guzmán said. “We’ve been through one of the port’s most challenging periods, and I feel strongly that this organization is well-positioned to thrive in an industry that is dramatically changing. Although I’d love to continue my service to the port, my new position requires my undivided time and attention.”

Prior to her new leadership role, Guzmán was assistant city manager for the City of Huntington Beach and CFO for the City of Long Beach.

By Karen Robes Meeks