Port of Oakland appoints Diego González as Government Affairs Manager

Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2024: The Port of Oakland today announced the appointment of Diego González to Government Affairs Manager. Mr. González brings legislative advocacy and policy experience to the full-time position after serving eight years as a Port Governmental Affairs Field Representative. González most recently served in the Acting Manager position for the previous six months. He will lead the Port’s governmental advocacy strategies with the Port’s advocacy team, trade organizations and stakeholders.

“The Port is a major seaport gateway for California’s goods, as well as a hub for green technology innovation,” said Port of Oakland Government Affairs Manager Diego González. “I look forward to working with our team and our government leaders to ensure investments continue to further our commitment to zero-emissions operations while creating good-paying, local jobs for the region.”

Prior to the Port of Oakland, Mr. González served on the staff of former Assemblymember Rob Bonta where he worked on a wide range of policy and stakeholder engagement activities. He has been involved in the Oakland and East Bay region’s political and governmental landscape for over 12 years. Mr. González currently serves on the Board of the Alameda Chamber and Economic Alliance and has served as a member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee and Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party Chicano Latino Caucus.

“I have had the privilege to work with the industry’s top leaders here at the Port,” said González. “Helping to ensure further investment in Oakland’s working waterfront and airport will be my goal for the coming years.”

Mr. González holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland generates vital economic activity, community benefits and environmental innovation, as the Port decarbonizes its operations for a cleaner and greener future. Along with its partners, the Port supports 98,345 jobs in the region and $174 billion in annual economic activity. The Port oversees Oakland International Airport, the Oakland Seaport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square, and a publicly owned utility. The Port of Oakland is Everyone’s Port! Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook and Twitter, or with the Port on LinkedIn, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
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(510) 627-1193
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David DeWitt
Port of Oakland
Media/PR Specialist
(510) 627-1169
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