Port of Oakland Names Mike Zampa Director of Communications

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For Immediate Release
October 8, 2014

Port of Oakland Names Mike Zampa Director of Communications

Former News Editor Brings Global Maritime and Finance Expertise


Oakland, CA – October 8, 2014 – The Port of Oakland has named Mike Zampa as Director of Communications. He’ll be responsible for all internal and external communications at the nation’s fifth-busiest container sea port.

Mr. Zampa has more than 25 years of communications experience including eight years within the maritime sector. He worked previously for container shipping line APL and its Singapore-based parent company, NOL Group. Before APL, Mr. Zampa was the Senior Vice President of Communications Services at Bank of America overseeing Internal Communications, Media Relations, and Marketing Communications where he managed all internal communications during one of the largest U.S. financial services mergers in history, Bank of America and Nation’s Bank.

“Mike is a proven communicator with global management experience,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. “His background in maritime and finance will help the port realize its strategic goals.”

Mr. Zampa has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, Singapore and Jakarta. He began his career in journalism and worked as Managing Editor of the Contra Costa Times newspaper. Most recently he was Director of Communications for the Indonesian pulp and paper manufacturer Asia Pacific Resources International.

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 www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contact:

Roberto Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
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Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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