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DavidThornburgDavid Thornburg | Chairman

David Thornburg works in the Public Affairs arena for several companies within the San Pedro Bay Complex. David's responsibilities are focused on goods movement and streamlining the operational process. David is no stranger to the port, after graduating from California State University Long Beach in Political Science and International Relations; he went directly to work in the San Pedro Bay Port complex. He has worked since 1988 for various positions all with port tenants of the POLA and Read more...

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RachelSindelar WaughRachel Sindelar Waugh | Secretary

Rachel Sindelar is the Executive Director of CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, a major piece of the stakeholder-led effort to establish the LA Waterfront as a new visitor destination. Her career passion is small business development and creating great public spaces. She appreciates how enthusiastic San Pedrans are about their neighbors and local merchants and our dedication to making it a better place.

From 2002 to 2008 she was the Marketing Director for the Santa Monica Pier Read more...

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JohnBagakisJohn Bagakis

John Bagakis is the managing partner of Big Nicks Pizza in San Pedro. He began as the company GM at age 22, in 2005, after a stint at Cal State Long Beach. Under John's leadership, Big Nicks Pizza has become one of the busiest restaurants and a generous community partner in San Pedro. It was awarded the 2017 small business of the year award by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.

Bagakis was born and raised in San Pedro and part of San Pedro High School's class of 2000. He is a Read more...

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AugieBezmalinovichAugie Bezmalinovich

Augie Bezmalinovich works for the Community Relations Division at the Port of Los Angeles as the Community Affairs Advocate. He serves as a liaison between the various communities surrounding the Port of Los Angeles and throughout the Southern California region to educate and promote the Port as both a regional community partner and major economic asset. He works with community leaders and Port-related business stakeholders to identify programs and venues for facilitation of Port and Read more...

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CarolineBradyCaroline Brady | Board Member

Caroline Brady is the executive director of the FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the nonprofit fundraising arm of San Pedro's beloved aquarium. Previously, she worked as development director for Harbor Interfaith Services, helping the homeless agency significantly expand its facilities and programs. She served as a deputy to then- Councilwoman Janice Hahn and before that was a newspaper reporter with the News-Pilot and Daily Breeze. Caroline is a past president of the San Pedro Rotary Club. Read more...

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JamesBrownJames Brown | Board Member

James Brown began his career in the brewing industry in 1991 at the Manhattan Beach Brewing Co., one of the first brewpubs in Southern California. In 1993 he, along with a group of partners opened Redondo Beach Brewing Co. In 1996 he began selling brewing equipment that was manufactured in the Czech Republic. Over the course of the next 3 years, James traveled extensively throughout the world helping to promote the burgeoning craft beer movement. In 1999 Brown bought a defunct Irish pub in Read more...

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Olga ChavezOlga  Chavez

Olga Chavez works for Tesoro Energy Corporation where she prepares organizational publications for internal and
external audiences. She is on point for LAR Community Investment and volunteer efforts. She develops programs and ensures communications with representatives of key external community stakeholders.

For three years, she has represented the company at
local trade associations and civic groups.

Education backgroud:
A.A. Juan Borrel College, Havana,

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LaDonnaDicamilloLaDonna Dicamillo

LaDonna DiCamillo is the Government Affairs Director for BNSF Railway Company in Los Angeles. Ms. DiCamillo works with California communities to address rail-related issues at both local and legislative levels in an effort to facilitate trade growth and improve freight mobility while sustaining livability in the communities through which BNSF operates.

Ms. DiCamillo began her railroad career in 1989 in the Research and Development Department of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Read more...

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MikeGalvinMike Galvin | Board Member

Michael Galvin is the Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate at the Port of Los Angeles. In this role, Mr. Galvin is responsible for development and management of the Port's LA Waterfront including retail, dining and entertainment development opportunities, cruise operations, restaurants, recreational marinas, sport fishing landings and hotels that collectively create public access to the Port's waterfront amenities. Mr. Galvin also oversees the Port's $200 million redevelopment Read more...

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LindaGrimesLinda Grimes | Board Member

Linda Grimes, owns the San Pedro-based consulting firm Eighteenth Street Marketing and Management Services.

She enjoys inspiring entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and community groups; providing the tools to enrich their
public image in innovative and locally focused marketing campaigns.

Highlights of her client roster include: Former president and executive director of Golden State Pops Orchestra, The Grand Vision Foundation, Pacific Energy Partners, the Port of Read more...

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JanetGrotheJanet Grothe

Janet Grothe is the Public Affairs Manager at the Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery and oversees public, media and community relations for the Wilmington and Carson facilities along with internal communications.

Grothe has more than 25 years of industry experience. Before moving to Los Angeles in March of 2014, Grothe was the Senior Advisor, Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability and worked at the Phillips 66 headquarters in Houston, Texas. Prior to the spinoff of Phillips 66, Read more...

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AlanJohnsonAlan Johnson | Board Member

Alan C. Johnson, is President of Jerico Development, a San Pedro based real estate development and property management company that specializes in the restoration and management of historic properties and is one half of the Los Angeles Waterfront Alliance which was recently tasked with the re-development of Ports O'Call and San Pedro's waterfront.

He served as president of the original Business Improvement District and led the group that founded First Thursday, a popular art walk that Read more...

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LizJohnsonLiz Johnson | Board Member

Liz Johnson has served as Grand Vision's volunteer Executive Director since 2000, working long hours to preserve and promote the historic Warner Grand Theatre and build Grand Vision Foundation into both a well-respected small concert venue operator (The Grand Annex) and an LAUSD-approved music education provider. Grand Vision introduces over 1500 low income elementary school students music fundamentals through an 18 month music-making program. Johnson holds a BA in Art from Yale University and Read more...

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TimMcOskerTim McOsker

Tim McOsker, a resident of San Pedro, is a partner in a downtown Los Angeles law firm and co-chairs the firms governmental, regulatory and administrative law division. Tim previously served as the Chief Deputy City Attorney for Los Angeles and as the Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn. For the past three decades, Mr. McOsker's career has focused on legislative and regulatory matters for both public and private clients, including in the areas of land use, environmental, permits, Read more...

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RossO'BrienRoss O'Brien

Ross O'Brien, C.P.A. is a resident of San Pedro and a partner in the accounting firm of Servatius, O'Brien & Fong. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of the Pacific Battleship Center ("Battleship Iowa"). Ross has over 35 years of public accounting experience in taxation matters, including federal, state and international income tax issues, as well as financial reporting related to income tax issues. Ross works with businesses, their management teams and their owners to maximize tax Read more...

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Michael Powers

Michael Powers is the General Manager for the DoubleTree San Pedro-Port of Los Angeles. In this role, Michael oversees the entire daily operations of the hotel which include 226 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space. He began his career in hospitality in 2005 where he started with HEI hotels and then moved onto Hilton Worldwide where he served as General Manager for 8 years prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resorts in August 2015.

Michael also

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JohnResichJohn Resich

John Resich is the past Chair of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. He was born and raised in San Pedro. He is a local attorney in a private practice on 9th St. and a partner and Chairman of the Board of the Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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AndrewSilberAndrew Silber | Board Member

Andrew Silber is the owner of the Whale & Ale Restaurant in Downtown San Pedro,moved to Southern California in April of 1985, after leaving a position as Banquet Manager at the Cafe Royal on Regent Street, London.

An honors graduate from the Westminster Hotel School in Vincent Square, Westminster, London where he studied hotel management full-time, majoring in French, Economics and Tourism, when he arrived in Los Angeles, he worked in front of house at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Read more...

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PhilTondreaultPhil Tondreault | Treasurer

Philip Tondreault oversees the daily operations of all Westrec's interests in the Western Region. He is responsible for the management of Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro, and maintaining liaison with Port of Los Angeles Staff, as well as the community groups that support the Marina. Mr. Tondreault is also the Managing Agent for the Spinnaker Bay Slip Owners Association, a private marina in Long Beach, CA. He has a master in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, Read more...

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Jonathan WilliamsJonathan  Williams | Board Member

Jonathan Williams is the President & CEO of Pacific Battleship Center, where he oversees the day to day operations of the Battleship IOWA museum at the L.A. Waterfront. Mr. Williams is a career entrepreneur serving in executive roles that include start-up, finance, marketing, and operations most recently as President & CEO of Diacon, Inc. Jonathan has been involved in the saving and restoration of the Battleship IOWA since 2000 in numerous capacities.

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EvanYankovichEvan Yankovich | Board Member

In 2007, at age 23, Evan took over Harbor Brake's operations after his father passed away. Despite it being a great deal of responsibility for a young lad like Evan, he rose to meet the challenges he faced, and made is family proud.

Today Evan is very happy to run a business that is a familiar part of the community, and he hopes to continue Harbor Brake's Legacy of quality service done by hard, honest workers. He is also an active member in the San Pedro Lions Club, and holds a degree Read more...

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