New President for Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners

Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 13, 2015

New President for Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners

Retired investment banker Earl Hamlin elected


Oakland, CA – July 13, 2015: Retired investment banker Earl Hamlin has been elected President of the Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Hamlin, a 41-year Oakland resident, was selected unanimously by the Board July 9.

The Board of Port Commissioners also elected past President of the Board Alan Yee as 1st Vice President. Commissioner Michael Colbruno was chosen as 2nd Vice President. All three officers will serve in their posts for one year.

Mr. Hamlin, a corporate finance and venture capital expert, was the Board’s 2nd Vice President for the past year. He previously served on the Alameda County Planning Commission, the Alameda County Economic Development Advisory Board and was Treasurer of the Chabot Space & Science Center.

Mr. Yee is a civil litigation attorney and partner at the Oakland law firm of Siegel & Yee. He was President of the Peralta Community Colleges board, Chairman of the Oakland Police Review Commission and a board member of the Chinatown/Central District Community Development Council, the Oakland Intergovernmental Council and the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission.

Mr. Colbruno is a partner in the public affairs firm Milo Group of California. He was a Legislative Director and Chief of Staff in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Board of Supervisors and California State Legislature. He was selected by three successive Oakland mayor’s to the city’s Planning Commission.

More on all three Commissioners is available HERE.


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