Friday, January 28, 2011

Oakland Port Names Three New Executives

The Port of Oakland has named three new members to upper management in a move port officials believe will help achieve the goals of the port's five-year strategic plan.

The port named Isaac Kos-Read as the director of external affair, Denyce Holsey as director of administration, and Marsha Peterson as port labor advisor.

Kos-Read joins the Port of Oakland after serving for two years as the Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, where he helped that port secure significant federal stimulus funding and assisted in the launch of a marine research center project. Prior to joining the Los Angeles port, Kos-Read was an advocate and senior director for Northern California with Townsend Public Affairs, Inc., working in the acquisition of local, state and federal funding for roads, parks, museums, schools and water infrastructure for clients around the state.

Holsey, a twenty-year veteran of the human resources industry, previously served with the City of Pleasanton where she most recently served as human resources manager. Prior to joining the City of Pleasanton, Holsey held positions as the interim human resources director for the City of Tracy, employee relations manager for the County of Alameda, and principal labor relations representative for Santa Clara County.

Peterson has served as deputy port attorney at the Port of Oakland for 11 years, focusing on labor and employment. Before join the Oakland port, she served as general counsel for Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Naval Supply, Oakland. Previously, she served as labor counselor and deputy staff judge advocate at the Oakland Army Base. Peterson began her career as a litigation attorney in the honors program at the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, where she garnered 40 successful federal reported decisions in employment and government contract law.