Christopher Boucher as Director of Human Resources

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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2014

Port of Oakland Announces Christopher Boucher as Director of Human Resources

Boucher brings expertise in recruitment, labor relations, training and development


Oakland, California – July 29, 2014Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle announced Christopher Boucher as the Port’s new Director of Human Resources.

Executive Director Chris Lytle said, “I’m very pleased to have Christopher join us. His expertise will help us enhance our workforce and better serve our employees. He has already established himself as an exemplary leader in the human resources field having been recognized by his peers with several high distinctions. I’m looking forward to his contribution to this organization as the newest member of our senior management team.”

Prior to working for the Port of Oakland, Mr. Christopher Boucher served as the Human Resources and Risk Manager for the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD), overseeing the operations of the District’s Human Resources, Workers’ Compensation, Risk Management and litigation support functions. Boucher’s experience includes human resources work in employee relations for over 2,000 people. And Mr. Boucher successfully developed strategies to control costs and save his organization more than four million dollars.

As Port of Oakland’s Director of Human Resources, Mr. Boucher will work closely with the Senior Management team and provide strategic vision and leadership in the development of all aspects of the Port’s human resources in accordance with the organization’s mission, goals and objectives. He will direct the full range of human resources functions, including employee/labor relations, recruitment and selection, staffing, classification and compensation, benefits administration, organizational development, workers compensation and equal employment opportunity. Boucher will ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and ordinances pertaining to human resources matters. He will also be responsible for enhancing staff skills and performance through organizational effectiveness programs.

Mr. Christopher Boucher is an International Public Management Association Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) and a Certified Labor Relations Master (CLRM). Mr. Boucher is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree from the Abraham Lincoln University – School of Law.

In his professional capacity, Boucher serves as the Vice President of the Northern California Chapter of the International Public Management Association – Human Resources (NCCIPMA-HR). He also holds leadership roles with the Western Region IPMA-HR (WRIPMA-HR) and the International Public Management Association – Human Resources (IPMA-HR).

Christopher Boucher received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, he obtained human resources management certificates from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and California State University, East Bay.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port’s jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at

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