Commission

The Port is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners; four commissioners are appointed by the City of Stockton and three commissioners appointed by San Joaquin County. The Board establishes policies under which the Port’s staff, supervised by the Port Director, conducts its daily operations.

State of California Requirements – Statement of Economic Interests

The Port of Stockton Commissioners are appointed officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the Secretary to the Board of Port Commissioners. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the Port’s appointed officers may be obtained by visiting the office of the Secretary to the Board at the Port’s Administrative Building, 2201 W. Washington Street, Stockton, CA  95203 during normal business hours.

R. Jay Allen

R. Jay Allen
Chairman

Mr. Allen is a partner with a private real estate developer and investment company in the Stockton area. A graduate of Brigham Young University and JR Clark School of Law. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2011.

Elizabeth Blanchard

Elizabeth Blanchard
Vice Chairman

Psychologist. Professor Emeritus of San Joaquin Delta College Psychology Department and the University of the Pacific School of Education. Served eight years on Stockton City Planning Commission and two years on San Joaquin County Planning Commission.

Anthony Barkett
Commissioner

Anthony Barkett was born and raised in Stockton, CA. He graduated form UCLA with degrees in Economics and political science. He then received his Juris Doctor from University of Pacific McGeorge school of law. He was admitted to practice law in CA and did so specializing in land use, affordable housing and government relations. He has served as the political consultant for Stockton East Water District since 1996. He currently is the managing member of several LLCs owning and managing commercial and residential real estate, agriculture and renewable energy projects. The projects are located throughout CA, Arizona and Hawaii. He has long been involved in local philanthropy and served on the Board of local charities. He is the co-founder and president of the Board of Ready to Work a non-profit dedicated to serving homeless and previously incarcerated men obtain self sufficiency through paid work.He is also a Board Member of Aspire public schools. He has been married for 26 years to his wife Rima. They have one daughter Yasmin.

Christopherson

Gary Christopherson
Commissioner

A retired attorney, former partner in the law firm of Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson where he practiced real property and business law litigation. He is a graduate of Stanford University and UCLA School of Law. Appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 1999.

Michael Patrick Duffy
Commissioner

Mr. Duffy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Center Credit Union since 1999. Raised in Stockton, he attended San Francisco State University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in International Relations, and received a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2013.

Stephen Griffen

Stephen Griffen
Commissioner

Mr. Griffen has worked as a longshoreman since 1977. A lifelong resident of Stockton, Mr. Griffen is the owner of Country Club Service and Bob’s Lube since 1984 and also owner of Country Club Smog. Appointed by the Stockton City Council in 2009.

William R. Trezza
Commissioner

Bill Trezza is a native of Orange, NJ and graduated from Villanova University in 1969 with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting. He worked for the Comptroller of the Currency (a federal bank regulatory agency) from 1969-1982. He served as a bank examiner, and held several administrative positions in New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.

Bill joined BAC Community Bank in 1982 as Chief Financial Officer and became CEO in 1984. He held that position until his retirement on January 1, 2019; he continues to serve as Director of the Bank. During his tenure at BAC Bill worked on numerous boards and served as chairman of several, Including Hospice of San Joaquin, Dameron Hospital Foundation, and El Concilio. Bill still serves as chairman of Dameron Hospital Association and the San Joaquin County Aviation Advisory Committee. He was a founding director of the Mary Graham Childrens’ Foundation and serves on its Endowment Committee. He serves on several other boards in the community such as the Bishop’s Finance Council, St. Mary’s High School Foundation, Job Redi, Ready to Work, and the Pacific Italian Alliance. He has received local awards such as the Dameron Heart of Gold, and Goodwill Industries’ Helping Hands. He’s also been elected to St. Marys High School Hall of Fame. Bill resides in Stockton with his partner Debbie Hagen and they have five children aged 14-31, and two grandchildren.