Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Stockton Commissioner Named APP President

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Stockton Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Blanchard was recently named president of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) for 2017-18.

“The APP does valuable work, providing a forum where port directors can collaborate and develop best practices that increase port efficiency and keeps commerce moving,” Blanchard said. “I have been representing the Port of Stockton as a member of the APP for nearly a decade and participation has yielded benefits that have helped us streamline shipping from California’s Central Valley. I am honored to be named APP President for 2017-18.”

Blanchard, who officially began her tenure on August 1, has been part of the association since becoming a port commissioner in 2008. She has been serving on the association’s executive committee since 2010.

Blanchard has a doctorate in psychology from the University of the Pacific and is a retired Professor Emeritus of the San Joaquin Delta College Psychology Department and the University of the Pacific School of Education. She also serves as president of the Disabled American Veterans Charities of San Joaquin County.