Michael Colbruno


Commissioner Michael Colbruno joined the Board of Port Commissioners in 2013. He was elected President of the Board from July 2016 to July 2017. He served as Second Vice President of the Board from July 2018 to July 2019.

Michael Colbruno is a partner in the Milo Group of California, a government affairs firm.

From 1999-2010, the Commissioner served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Clear Channel Outdoor/Northern California. Prior to joining Clear Channel, he worked in local and state government as a legislative director in the San Francisco Mayor’s office, and a chief-of-staff at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and California State Assembly.

Throughout his extensive career in government affairs, Vice President Colbruno has overseen legislative activities and intergovernmental advocacy initiatives, media relations and community affairs throughout the Bay Area.

Vice President Colbruno was appointed by three successive Oakland mayors to serve on the City’s Planning Commission, and during his tenure was selected to oversee the City’s rezoning effort. In addition to this prior public service, he has served as chair of the Chabot Space & Science Center and chair/founder of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Corporate Counsel.

Vice President Colbruno is a board member of the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco and was a founding board member of the UC Theater in Berkeley. He was named the “Corporate Citizen of the Year” by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

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