Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Leaves Board

By Karen Robes Meeks

Retired education administrator Lou Anne Bynum recently stepped down from the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to focus on her new role as interim superintendent-president of the Long Beach Community College District.

Before retiring in 2017, Bynum was former executive vice president of college advancement and economic development at the Long Beach Community College District. In her role as commissioner, Bynum applied her expertise in education to port matters, helping to expand the port’s workforce development programs, which involved partnering with local colleges and high schools in reaching students interested in the field of goods movement.

“It has been a genuine honor for me to serve on this board,” Bynum said. “I’m looking forward to this new challenge at an institution I love, but a piece of my heart will always be at the port. These past six years on the Board have been some of the most interesting and satisfying in my career.”

By Sarah Spangler