Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New CEO at AltaSea

By Karen Robes Meeks

San Pedro attorney Tim McOsker will lead AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles as chief executive officer. McOsker, who is expected to start on February 1, will be tasked with overseeing contracts, leases, land deals, and partnership negotiations related to the non-profit organization, which was established to revamp 35 acres in the oldest part of the port into “a center for ocean-oriented science research, STEM education and sustainable business creation.

“In 2017, AltaSea had a remarkable string of successes that built a powerful foundation for our next stage of development,” said AltaSea Board Chairman Camilla Townsend. “In 2018, with Tim as CEO, AltaSea will aggressively move forward on complicated issues such as signing additional tenants, finalizing major operating partnerships, taking control of additional parcels and beginning their development and remediation. Tim brings decades of hands-on experience in this kind of work and we’re thrilled that he has agreed to join AltaSea as CEO.”

McOsker, a San Pedro resident, is a partner at Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, where he co-chairs the Government and Regulatory Law Department. He served as chief of staff for former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and as his chief deputy city attorney. He represented AltaSea in 2017 when it renegotiated its lease with the port.