In January the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti announced that his Deputy Mayor for City Services Doane Liu will become Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles.
Liu will assume his new position on February 1. He will continue to help oversee the Mayor’s Office of City Services until the transition to a new Deputy Mayor is complete.
Liu was previously chief of staff for Councilman Joe Buscaino and served as chief of staff for Councilwoman Janice Hahn deputy mayor for Mayor James K. Hahn and district director for Congresswoman Jane Harman. He was also senior vice president of Government Banking at JP Morgan Chase and vice president in the Real Estate Industries Group at Security Pacific National Bank.
Liu graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Mayor Garcetti appointed Seroka as the Port of Los Angeles’ new executive director after his unprecedented effort to assess all departments and require all department heads to reapply for their positions. In addition to Liu’s new chief of staff position Seroka announced the following members of the Port’s leadership team: Marla Bleavins chief financial officer; Ron Boyd chief of port police and emergency management; Mike DiBernardo marketing and customer relations; and Tony Gioiello development.