Board Members

Jaime L. Lee, President

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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 appointed to the California Film Commission by Speaker Anthony Rendon in April 2018.

Commissioner Lee is also active in the community as a board member of the Los Angeles Organizing Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games 2028 and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and has previously served on the Korean American Coalition Board of Directors, the Anderson Munger Family YMCA 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. She currently sits on the USC Board of Trustees, the Board of Councilors for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and the Executive Committee for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.  She previously served as the president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and president of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

Edward Renwick, Vice President

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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. He was elected vice president of the Harbor Commission on October 8, 2019. Renwick, current Executive Director, Strategy at Harbor Freight Tools, also 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.

Renwick 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). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.


Diane Middleton, Commissioner

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Diane Middleton was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on March 6, 2019.

An attorney long active in Harbor area labor and civil rights issues and expert in labor and maritime law, Middleton began her career practicing law in San Francisco, then Detroit, where she represented injured auto, steel, and hospital workers including many labor union activists. Upon joining the Wilmington office of the law firm of Margolis, McTernan, Scope, Sacks & Epstein in the 1970s, Middleton was the first to file a class action asbestos lawsuit on behalf of shipyard workers.

In 1979, Middleton established her own law practice in San Pedro, which specialized in maritime law and in representing injured longshoremen and shipyard workers, including many who suffered from the effects of asbestos. For more than three decades, Middleton represented more than 7,000 individuals until her retirement in 2010.

Middleton founded the Diane Middleton Foundation in 1998, a nonprofit foundation committed to supporting individuals and organizations fighting for basic economic, labor, and civil rights in the areas of housing and elimination of homelessness, educational reform, and labor organizing. Along with David Arian, in 1993 she co-founded the Harry Bridges Institute—an organization dedicated to promoting labor, worker education and community organizing—and has been a member of its leadership team ever since.

Through the years, Middleton has served in leadership positions on numerous boards, including the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, the Toberman Settlement Center and the Harbor Interfaith Shelter.

Middleton received her Juris Doctorate at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, in 1971.

Lucia Moreno-Linares, Commissioner

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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 served as branch manager until her retirement in 2018. Moreno-Linares has served locally, statewide, and nationally on committees related to credit unions for many years. 

She currently serves as chair of 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 Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. 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. She is married to Heriberto F. Linares and together they have two adult children.


Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., Commissioner

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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.