New Govt. Relations Director at Long Beach

Eleanor Torres has been named the Port of Long Beach’s new director of government relations. She will represent the port’s interests with the federal, state and local governments and oversee the port’s legislative advocates in Sacramento, Calif., and Washington, D.C.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved the appointment of Torres, who previously worked for the Orange County Water District as public affairs director.

Prior to her work in Orange County, Torres spent a decade working for the California Legislature, which included being district director for then-Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer.

Torres, who is expected to begin in her new role this month, attended Smith College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

By Karen Robes Meeks