Governmental Affairs Director
Matt Davis was appointed Director of Governmental Affairs on April 23, 2015. He has been with Port of Oakland's Governmental Affairs team serving in several leadership capacities since 2004 and is responsible for advocating Port development projects and policies across all Port divisions, securing funds for major initiatives, and serving as a liaison to elected and appointed officials at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining the Port, Mr. Davis served as a legislative aide to the former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Before that, he worked on economic and workforce development initiatives for two non-profit agencies in Baltimore, MD, which included one year of service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA. Mr. Davis received his Master in Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, also from U.C. Berkeley.