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Deborah Ale Flint Appointed Acting Av. Director

Deborah Ale Flint Appointed Acting Av. Director

Press Releases
August 26th, 2009

-- Former Aviation Director Accepts Position at Jacksonville Airport Authority --

Oakland, Calif. - Deborah Ale Flint was appointed to Acting Aviation Director at Oakland International Airport by Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar R. Benjamin. The Port's former Aviation Director, Steve Grossman, accepted a new position as the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Airport Authority in Florida.

"We are very fortunate to have Deborah Ale Flint as Oakland International Airport's Acting Aviation Director," said Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar R. Benjamin. "She has been serving as the Port of Oakland's Assistant Aviation Director for two years. Deborah, having been second in command, is very comfortable with leading the airport team in both operations and meeting the needs of our customers. Deborah's 12 years with the Port makes this a seamless transition and allows us to stay on track with our strategic business goals."

Prior to her role as Assistant Aviation Director, Ms. Ale Flint was previously the Manager of Airside Operations at Oakland International Airport since 2004, where she was responsible for overseeing Airside Operations, Noise Abatement and Environmental Compliance, Communications, and the Airport Operations Center. Her prior experience was leading Oakland International Airport's Capital Program in which she coordinated the design, financing, and implementation of major airport projects, participating in the issuance of over $500 million in revenue bonds.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport offers 150 daily nonstop flights to 35 destinations; and the Port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Please visit: www.portofoakland.com.

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Media Contact:
Robert Bernardo
Media & PR Department
510-627-1401
rbernardo@portoakland.com

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