Friday, September 18, 2015

Former Port of Long Beach Employee Named FMC Advisor

By Mark Edward Nero

Carl Kemp, who formerly worked in the Port of Long Beach’s Office of Government Affairs, has been named the Federal Maritime Commission’s Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs, Commission Chair Mario Cordero said Sept. 8.

This position will report directly to the Chairman and will coordinate all legislative and public affairs within all divisions of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Kemp has 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. He created the Office of Government Affairs and Communication in the City of Long Beach, and went on to create the Office of Government Affairs at the Port of Long Beach. He’s been in private practice the last eight years, with specific experience in maritime issues at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports.

Kemp holds a B.A and MPA (Master of Public Administration) from California State University Long Beach, where he served two terms as student body president.

“As the premiere agency overseeing international ocean transportation, it is critically important that we have a position dedicated to working with local, state and federal legislative bodies,” Cordero said in a prepared statement. “Carl brings a wealth of knowledge from his prior roles in creating legislative and public affairs programs. He and this position are great additions to our already hardworking, dedicated and effective FMC team.”