Friday, July 20, 2018

New Oakland Commission President

By Karen Robes Meeks

Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner will be the new president of the Port of Oakland’s seven-member Board of Port Commissioners, succeeding Joan Story who will remain as commissioner.

This is Butner’s second term as president, as he previously served from July 2013 to July 2014.

“I appreciate the support of my colleagues on the Board and I’m eager to continue serving the Port,” said Butner, who first joined the board in 2012. “We’ll work with the staff to grow the Port’s business for the benefit of our community.”

Butner founded Oakland-based Horizon Beverage and has served on the boards of the East Bay YMCA and the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He will assume his new role on July 26.