Friday, April 27, 2018

Stakeholder Engagement Executive

By Karen Robes Meeks

David Libatique is the Port of Los Angeles’ new Deputy Executive Director of Stakeholder Engagement, tasked with managing the port’s government affairs, trade development, community relations, media relations, and the labor relations and workforce development divisions.

“We’re very excited to elevate David to this new role,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Since joining the Port in 2011, he has been a valuable member of our team and a tremendous asset in helping advance the goals and vision of the department, something that will be even further amplified in his position as head of stakeholder engagement.”

Before his promotion, Libatique was the port’s Senior Director of Government Affairs. Prior to joining the port, he worked on energy policy at the City of Los Angeles and help develop the mayor’s environmental policies at the Department of Water and Power. He was also the mayor’s liaison with the port, pushing efforts to green port operations.