Please come join us for breakfast to listen to our guest speaker, Art Wong, Assistant Director of Communications - Port of Long Beach, give us an overview and update on the recent events affecting the Port of Long Beach.
Assistant Director of Communications and Community Relations & Public Information Officer
Port of Long Beach, California
Art Wong is the Assistant Director of Communications and Community Relations and Public Information Officer for the Port of Long Beach, California. He joined the Port in 1998 and was appointed Assistant Director by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in July 2005.
Mr. Wong works with Director Michael Gold and a 16-person communications, community relations and design staff with an annual budget of $4.5 million. The Division is responsible for media relations, crisis communications and community and educational outreach efforts, production of community and industry newsletters and other publications, production of video programming, development of international and local advertising, and creating strategies to promote the advancement of the Port by informing, educating and engaging the Port's diverse stakeholders.
As the Port's Public Information Officer, Mr. Wong is the primary contact for news reporters from throughout the world.
Art Wong was himself a reporter for 21 years before joining the Port, and wrote extensively about the Port and its development during 12 years as an award-winning business reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
While his parents are from China, Mr. Wong was born in Los Angeles and is a graduate of UCLA where he majored in graphic arts. He and his wife, Jennifer, a native of Shenzhen, China, have two daughters, both UC Berkeley graduates, and reside in Temple City in the San Gabriel Valley.
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at $155 billion annually and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs.