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									                               PUBLIC NOTICE
                                 January 2009
             SAN FRANCISCO PORT COMMISSION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

The Port of San Francisco has announced its newly elected officers to the San Francisco Port
Commission for 2009. Rodney Fong has been elected as President of the San Francisco Port
Commission and Stephanie Shakofsky has been elected as Vice President. The other three
serving Commissioners are Kimberly Brandon, Michael Hardeman and Ann Lazarus.

Rodney Fong, President - San Francisco Port Commission
                           Mr. Fong was elected President of the San Francisco Port Commission
                           in January 2009. He served as Vice President of the San Francisco
                           Port Commission in 2008. He was appointed to the Port Commission
                           by Mayor Gavin Newsom in November of 2006.

                          Mr. Fong is a native San Franciscan and a third generation operator /
                          owner of the world famous Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf,
                          where he also serves as President and Director of Marketing. Mr.
                          Fong has been active and held office in several tourism and travel
                          related organizations including Board President, Fisherman’s Wharf
                          Community Benefit District, President, Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants
Association, President-elect, San Francisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Chairman of the
California Travel Industry Association, and Board Member of the California Chamber of
Commerce, to name a few. Mr. Fong is the Director of the Fong Family Foundation, which is a
philanthropic organization that benefits many worthwhile social services programs in the City
such as On Lok Senior Health Services, Self-Help for the elderly, Angel Island Immigration
Station Foundation and the San Francisco Fire Department Flame Youth Fishing Program. Mr.
Fong’s term expires in November 2010.

Stephanie Shakofsky, Vice President - San Francisco Port Commission
                            Ms. Shakofsky was elected Vice President of the San Francisco Port
                            Commission in January 2009. Commissioner Shakofsky was
                            nominated to the San Francisco Port Commission by Mayor Gavin
                            Newsom and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors in April 2007.
                            She is the Executive Director of the Center for Creative Land
                            Recycling (CCLR or “see clear”) a not for profit organization focused
                            on creating sustainable communities by identifying and implementing
                            responsible patterns of land use and development. CCLR’s mission is
                            to encourage and facilitate land recycling in ways that revitalize urban
                            areas, discourage urban sprawl, and conserve greenspace. Ms.
                            Shakofsky began her career as a research hydrologist at the U.S.
Geological Survey, where for six years she worked in the contaminant hydrology program
advancing the science of contaminant fate and transport. She has also served as a technical
analyst for the California State Legislature, providing analysis of environmental regulation and
legislative reports on topical issues including the state of brownfield redevelopment in
California. Ms. Shakofsky has over a decade of experience working with government agencies,
community groups and municipalities to address issues of land-use and natural resource
protection. Ms. Shakofsky is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, with
a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, and San Jose State University with a Master of Science
degree in Geology, emphasis in Contaminant Hydrology. Ms. Shakofsky’s term expires in May
2010.

San Francisco Port Commissioners:

Kimberly Brandon
Ms. Brandon is the immediate past-President of the San Francisco Port Commission, having held
the office in 2008 during which time she oversaw the Port's successful passage of Proposition A
(Feb 2008) and Proposition D (Nov 2008). Ms. Brandon also served as Commission President in
2001 and 2000. She was appointed to the Port Commission by then-Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
in August 1997 and reappointed in 2002 and in 2005 by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Ms. Brandon
also has served six terms as Vice President. She is a native San Franciscan who has dedicated her
career to social justice and economic empowerment. Ms. Brandon is the first African-American
woman to serve on the San Francisco Port Commission. She also has mapped a flourishing
career in the field of financial services. Currently she serves as Senior Vice President and Wealth
Advisor with Morgan Stanley, where she oversees over $200 million in assets of high net worth
individuals, foundations, endowments and public entities. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms.
Brandon served as Vice President and Private Client Manager with the Private Bank of Bank of
America. Ms. Brandon's term expires in May 2009.


Michael Hardeman

Mr. Hardeman has served on the Port Commission since 1994, when he was appointed by then-
Mayor Frank Jordan. Mr. Hardeman served as President of the Commission in 1996, 1997, 2002
and 2003. He served as Vice President of the Commission from January 2004 until January
2006. Prior to serving on the Port Commission, Mr. Hardeman served on the City's Human
Rights Commission and Public Utilities Commission. Active in labor leadership for several
decades, Mr. Hardeman is involved with, and on the boards of, numerous Bay Area Labor and
Building Trades Councils, several nonprofit organizations and other civic organizations. Mr.
Hardeman's term expires in May 2010.

Ann Lazarus

Ms. Lazarus was nominated to the San Francisco Port Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom
and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors in May 2004. In January 2006, she was elected
President of the Port Commission a position she held until February 2008. Ms. Lazarus works as
an interim executive director for nonprofit organizations in transition. From late 1991 until the
end of 2004, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Mount Zion Health Fund, a grant making
public charity located in San Francisco. Ms. Lazarus has extensive experience in both the public
and private sectors. She has been a corporate planner and Director of Investor Relations for
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and been associated with an independent energy consulting
firm. Ms. Lazarus has been the director of a health resource center, as well as a program
consultant to several mayoral administrations. Ms. Lazarus' term expires in May 2012.

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