Port of Oakland names Acting Communications Director

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland today named Robert Bernardo its Acting Communications Director beginning Nov. 10.  Mr. Bernardo, the Port’s Media/Public Relations Manager, replaces Communications Director Mike Zampa who retires next month.

Mr. Bernardo will manage a three-person staff responsible for internal, external and executive communications, the Port said.  He is an 18-year veteran of the Port who joined in 2002 as a community relations officer.  He formerly worked in hi-tech public relations.

“We’re fortunate to have someone who knows the Port well and has the requisite skills to direct our communications,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan.  “Robert will be involved in everything from community engagement to our financial recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.”

Mr. Zampa retires after six years at the Port and 47 years in communications management.

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The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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Mike Zampa
Port of Oakland
Communications Director
(510) 627-1565
[email protected]

Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
Port Spokesperson
(510) 627-1193
[email protected]


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