Al Moro named as Long Beach interim boss

  • Port’s chief harbour engineer takes to become interim executive director following departure of Chris Lytle to Oakland

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has announced the appointment of Al Moro, chief harbour engineer, as the US port’s interim executive director.

Moro, who joined the Port of Long Beach in 1997 as a civil engineer, currently oversees all administrative and technical activities for the Port’s engineering programs, including nearly US$4 billion in capital improvement projects.

“The Board is extremely pleased that we have unanimously selected Al Moro as our interim executive director,” said president of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, Susan Anderson Wise.

“He is highly respected by all of the commissioners, very well regarded in our industry, and well liked by the Port staff. Al will lead the Port of Long Beach on a steady path forward as the search begins for a permanent director.”

Moro’s appointment will go into effect following a formal vote next week, said Wise. Moro, who said he would not be a candidate for the permanent position, will fill in for Chris Lytle, who announced in May that he was leaving the Long Beach to head the Port of Oakland.

“I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to serve as interim director,” Moro commented.

“A major goal of mine will be to provide stability and continuity during the transition. It’s important that we continue to move forward with all of our projects.”

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