Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New LA Port Policy Director

By Karen Robes Meeks

Jennifer Cohen is the Port of Los Angeles’ new director of Policy and Legislative Affairs. She recently worked as director of government affairs for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

In her new role, effective Feb. 25, Cohen will oversee the port’s legislative team, help develop the port’s local, state, federal and international policy priorities and communicate with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Los Angeles City Council and other governmental and regulatory agencies, according to the port.

“As the busiest port in [the] nation, the Port of Los Angeles has a major interest in assuring that public policy and government initiatives support our business priorities and needs,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We are thrilled to have someone of Jennifer’s caliber and expertise on board to guide our legislative and government affairs efforts.”

Previously, she was the main liaison to the L.A. City Council and managed state and federal government and regulatory affairs at the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.