2022-23 APP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Officers

Bobby Olvera Jr., President – Port of Long Beach, California USA
Shao-Liang Chen, First Vice President/Treasurer – Taiwan International Ports Corp, Ltd., Taiwan
Kim B. Puzey, Second Vice President — Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Judith Guthertz – Port Authority of Guam, Guam USA
Kimberlyn King-Hinds, President –
Commonwealth Ports Authority, CNMI

Regional Representatives

Shu-Hui Cheng – Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd., Taiwan
Sean Clark — Port of Columbia County, Oregon USA
Lorianna Kastrop – Port of Redwood City, California USA
Thomas Maddison – Republic of the Marshall Islands Port Authority
Steve Ribuffo – Port of Alaska, Alaska USA
Sara Young / Kevin Ware – Port of Skagit, Washington USA

At-Large Representatives

Chris King – American Samoa Department of Port Administration
Zoran Knezevic — Port Alberni Port Authority, Port Alberni, British Columbia Canada
Ian Marr  – Port of Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Associate Member Sub-Committee Representatives

Jeannie Beckett – The Beckett Group
Joe Carrillo – SSA Marine

 

2022-23 APP President

Bobby Olvera Jr., Secretary, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners

July 30, 2022 — The Association of Pacific Ports is very pleased to welcome Bobby Olvera Jr. as our newly elected President. Representing the Port of Long Beach, Olvera assumes the role following the tenure of Kimberlyn King-Hinds of the Commonwealth Ports Authority.

Mr. Olvera, International Vice President (Mainland) of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), is Secretary of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, elected to the post in July 2021 by his colleagues on the five-member Board that is responsible for setting policy for the Port of Long Beach and managing the Harbor Department.

Mr. Olvera, a fifth-generation longshoreman with a 30-year history in the ILWU, was first appointed to the Board in May 2020 to complete the term of a retiring commissioner, and appointed to a full six-year term in October 2021 by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and unanimously confirmed by the City Council.

Besides serving on various Commission special purpose standing committees, Mr. Olvera also represents the Port on national and international trade missions and serves as the Board representative or alternate to a variety of Port-related leadership organizations.

Before his election to ILWU International Vice President in 2018, Mr. Olvera was elected to a variety of positions at ILWU Local 13 in Southern California, the largest ILWU local on the West Coast, which includes the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Registered with the ILWU in 1989, he was elected by Local 13 membership to serve on their Executive Board, Political Action Committee, and as ILWU Longshore Caucus and Convention Delegate. His career as a Local 13 officer included terms as a Chief Dispatcher, Business Agent, and three terms each as Vice President and then President.

In 1991, Mr. Olvera took a leave of absence from the industry to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. After serving his initial tour of active duty he was assigned to numerous reserve units before ending his military career with an honorable discharge in 1998 as a member of MAG 46 HMM 764 at MCAS El Toro.

Besides his career at Local 13 and his military service, Mr. Olvera is an ongoing advocate for various social, political and union issues, serving for numerous years on the Board of Directors for the Miguel Contreras Advocacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting social and labor justice, and since 2010 on the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Advisory Board for Labor Community Services. From 2011 through 2013, he was an Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. In recent years he has served on working groups with the Federal Maritime Commission and with the City of Long Beach as a member of the Economic Development Commission.

 

Executive Director

Jane McIvor

Joining the APP in 2020, Jane McIvor has worked in the public relations and communications field for over 25 years, predominantly in the maritime industry. Ms. McIvor provided association management services to clients such as British Columbia Marine Trades Association, Pacific Rim Cruise Association, Cruise BC and others before launching BC Shipping News, a trade magazine focused on commercial marine activities on the West Coast of Canada. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Communications from Columbia Broadcasting. She currently sits on the Boards of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, and was a recent recipient of the SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence, an award presented by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia to recognize individuals who play a leadership role in the marine industry.