Board Members

Jaime L. Lee, President

Jaime L. Lee was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on April 13, 2018. She was elected president of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission on April 19, 2018.

Commissioner Lee served as board president and commissioner on the Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System (LACERS) Board of Administration from 2014 to 2018. Previously, she was a commissioner on the Los Angeles City Industrial Development Authority, Los Angeles City Quality and Productivity Commission, and State of California's Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. She was recently appointed to the California Film Commission by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Commissioner Lee is also active in the community as a board member of Town Hall Los Angeles and the Anderson Munger Family YMCA and has previously served on the Korean American Coalition Board of Directors, as an advisor to the Southern California Public Radio Board of Trustees, and as Board Chair of the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District Board of Directors.

Commissioner Lee holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern California and a law degree from USC's Gould School of Law. For the past decade, she has been an active alumna at the University of Southern California across many organizations. She currently serves as the president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and Immediate Past President of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is also a Provost member of the USC Associates and has lectured at the USC Gould School of Law, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and USC Marshall School of Business. She is also a founding board member of the Harvard-Westlake Korean-American Alumni Network for her high school alma mater.

David Arian, Vice President (1946-2019)

Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner and widely respected community and International Longshore and Warehouse Union leader David Arian died on January 2, 2019 after a battle with thyroid cancer. He was 72.

Born December 4, 1946 Arian was 18 years old when he took a job at the Wilmington waterfront in 1965. He often joked that at just 130 pounds, union supervisors weren’t sure he’d be able to do the physically demanding work of a longshoreman. But like many aspects of his life, Arian proved his skeptics wrong. That first day unloading bananas into boxcars was just the first of many that he would spend working, organizing and leading union workers and causes important to the workers and the San Pedro Bay community.

As a member of the International Longshoreman & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Arian held many leadership positions over the years, including three terms as local president. In 1991, he was elected international president of the ILWU at the age of 44.  Arian eventually returned to the docks at the Port of Los Angeles and retired in 2009. Within a year, he was appointed to the Los Angeles Harbor Commission by then-Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, and reappointed by Mayor Garcetti in 2013.  

Concern and support for the community, local workers and residents were woven into everything Arian did.  A tireless community activist from the start, Arian and his family helped found the San Pedro Community Action Center in 1966.  Over the years, he was also an active supporter of many local service organizations, including the Toberman Neighborhood Center, Harbor Interfaith Services and the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club, the latter where he played as a youth.
Arian founded the Harry Bridges Institute, an organization dedicated to educating younger workers about the labor movement’s rich history and community organizing. He had served as its president since its founding in 1993. Arian also captured the spirit of the Institute in his book “The Right to Get in the Fight,” which focused on the ILWU, its philosophies and culture that have kept it alive and relevant over the decades.
His involvement in non-labor-related port policy issues began even before his appointment to the Harbor Commission. In 2006, Arian was named to the joint Port of Los Angeles-Port of Long Beach advisory board for the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, which set the stage for the ports to make unprecedented strides in improving air quality in the San Pedro Bay. Arian also served on the governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Power Authority.
A long-time resident of the Harbor area, Arian grew up on 8th Street in San Pedro, and attended Cabrillo Elementary, Dana Junior High School, and San Pedro High School. He is survived by his two children and five grandchildren: son Sean and son-in-law Councilmember Mike Bonin; daughter Justine and son-in-law Ethan Edwards; and grandchildren Jadyn Rose, Destan, Jacob, Aneka and Keira.

Lucia Moreno-Linares, Commissioner

Lucia Moreno-Linares was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on September 20, 2017. Moreno-Linares has been a resident of Wilmington for nearly 50 years.

Moreno-Linares began her career at Family Federal Credit Union (FFCU) in Wilmington in 1983, an institution focused on serving the community, particularly immigrants, low-wealth families and small businesses. She became operations manager in 1987 and worked her way up to CEO in 1992. In September 2016, FFCU merged with Self-Help Federal Credit Union, where she is now serves as branch manager. Self-Help FCU has more than $680 million in assets and more than 80,000 members. Their mission is Economic Opportunity for all. Ms. Moreno-Linares has served locally, statewide, and nationally on committees related to credit unions for many years.

She currently serves as a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and chairs the Wilmington YMCA Council of Managers. Supervisor Janice Hahn appointed her to serve on the L.A. County Small Business Commission and Assemblymember Mike Gibson appointed her to serve on the District Business Commission. She also is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club Executive Board and Sts Peter & Paul Church Finance Council. Previously Moreno-Linares served on the Wilmington Neighborhood Council and was on the executive board for five years. She was appointed by Councilman Svorinich to the Harbor Watts Economic Development Corporation and Wilmington Senior Citizen Center Task Force. Mayor Riordan appointed her to the first Harbor Area Planning Commission. She also founded Wilmington Business Watch and Vecinos Unidos Neighborhood Watch in the early 1990s.

Born in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Moreno-Linares immigrated with her family to the United States in 1971, setting in Wilmington, where she still lives today.

Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., Commissioner

Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., Commissioner

Anthony Pirozzi, Jr. was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on October 8, 2013.

Pirozzi currently serves as the director of systems integration, test and launch organization at the Boeing Satellite Development Center. He has worked for the Boeing Company for 26 years, building and launching communication satellites.

A native San Pedran, Pirozzi’s active involvement in the community of San Pedro includes joining the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce in 2006, serving as the Chamber’s chairman of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012; president of Eastview Little League from 2009 to 2012; and columnist for San Pedro Today since 2009. He has also coached soccer, baseball, and basketball to local youth for more than 15 years. In 2011, he co-founded Scalawag Productions, a nonprofit teenage-to-young-adult-theatre company, to establish local theater art at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.

Pirozzi’s goals are to bring knowledge-based jobs to the LA Waterfront, remain competitive in the global goods movement industry, support local businesses/property owners to improve local business districts, and inspire and motivate students to graduate from high school and achieve a higher education. Ultimately, his passion is to leave San Pedro a better place for future generations.

Pirozzi was born and raised in San Pedro and graduated from San Pedro High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a master’s degree in engineering from Loyola Marymount University.

Edward Renwick, Commissioner

Edward R. Renwick was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on November 19, 2013. Renwick co-founded and serves as chief executive officer of Raineth Holdings, one of the nation’s largest owners and lessors of single-family houses.

Prior to Raineth, Renwick was a partner for 17 years at The Yucaipa Companies, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm. Prior to joining Yucaipa, Renwick consulted for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was responsible for providing strategic and operational assistance to Fortune 500 companies. Renwick also served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at the Chongqing Wanli Storage Battery Company in China, and worked as an analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.

Renwick has served as a director of Current TV, a U.S. cable network; Delltrade, an international jewelry brand and retailer; Riviera Broadcasting, a U.S. radio broadcaster and EasyBill, a transaction processor in India. He also lectures about business strategy at Stanford University and UCLA.

Renwick is a member of the Bel Air Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and serves as an advisory board member of Children Now. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. and M.P.P. from Harvard University. He is a member of the California Bar Association (inactive).