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Port of Oakland hires 15-year systems exec to lead IT team

June 28th, 2016

Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2016:  The Port of Oakland today named 15-year-veteran systems executive Eva Jakubowska as its new Information Technology Director.  Ms. Jakubowska comes to the Port from Livingston, CA-based Foster Farms where she was Senior IT Director.  In Oakland, she’ll manage a staff of 14 responsible for the Port’s information systems.

“Technology is at the heart of everything we do so we’re excited to benefit from Eva’s talent and experience,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle.

The new IT Director will manage systems for the Port’s three business lines: Maritime, Aviation and Commercial Real Estate.  The Port depends heavily on information technology to serve customers.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to work across diverse business lines for users who really depend on our technology,” said Ms. Jakubowska.

Ms. Jakubowska has held senior IT roles in fields as diverse as consumer products, manufacturing and financial services.  Before Foster Farms, she ran Global Information Technology for ITT.  She also led systems divisions at Tyco and Pepsico.

The new IT Director received a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and Management from New York University.  She graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:
Robert Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401

Mike Zampa,
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565


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