Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Oakland Board President

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland’s seven-member governing board recently elected Joan Story as its board president for one year.

Story, who has served on the board for two years, will take over for Commissioner Michael Colbruno, who acted as president last year and will remain on the board.

"I'm gratified to have the support of my colleagues on the board," Story said. "With their guidance and the commitment of a talented staff we look forward to continued success at the Port."

A graduate from Occidental College, Story earned her master’s degree in political science from UCLA and a law degree from UC Davis. She was a member of The Trust for Public Land California Advisory Board and a board member of the Child Care Law Center.

Story is real estate attorney who is of counsel to the international law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

In July 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf appointed Story to the board.

Commissioners also selected Cestra "Ces" Butner as its First Vice President and Andreas Cluver as its Second Vice President.