Director of Communications
Robert Bernardo was appointed Director of Communications on July 26, 2021. He serves as the chief spokesperson and public information officer. He is responsible for internal and external communications that amplify the Port’s strategic goals. The Communications Division handles media outreach, brand marketing, crisis communications, and website management. In 2020, Mr. Bernardo launched the Everyone’s Port initiative which promotes the Port’s diverse workforce and business lines.
He joined the Port in 2002 as a community relations representative and became the Communications Manager in 2007. During that time, Mr. Bernardo developed customer, community, and online engagement programs. Prior to being hired at the Port, he formerly worked in Silicon Valley high technology public relations. Mr. Bernardo is a former two-term countywide elected official. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of California, Davis. He is fluent in Tagalog and French.
Contact Robert Bernardo: 510-627-1401