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. The Port Commissioners serve without salary or compensation as stated in Section 6251 of the California Harbors and Navigation Code.

Anthony Barkett
Chair

Anthony Barkett was born and raised in Stockton, CA. He graduated from 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.

Michael Patrick Duffy
Vice Chair

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.

R. Jay Allen

R. Jay Allen
Commissioner

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.

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.

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.

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.

David B. Atwater
Commissioner

David was born in Napa California. David graduated from: Stagg High School, San Joaquin Delta College, AA Natural Resources, California State University, Fresno, B.S. Business Administration degree.

David joined California Fuels, Inc. in 1981 succeeding his father, Lee Atwater, and Grand Father Ray Boren, as its president in 1989. David has over 40 years’ experience in all phases of Energy Marketing, Transportation, Retail Site Development, Pricing, Strategic Planning, Promotions and Operations. CFI and VDP merged in 1993 and have started and acquired several business since.

David is currently an Owner/Partner in several businesses with about 500 Team Members.  He is President of Fuel Delivery Services.  He is a Partner in:  Van De Pol Enterprises (HR, Safety, Human Resources, Risk Management), Silver State Petroleum, Fuel Stops Land and Development, DA1 Industries, and Silver State Properties.

David and a small group of fuel marketers developed, legislated and implemented the $11 plus Billion California Underground Storage Tank Clean-Up Fund.  He has been President of the California Independent Oil Marketers Association with Chairmanships in all committees.  Chairman of the Board of the Pacific Oil Conference Management Institute, Board Member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, Member of the Governor’s Select Committee on Environmental Impairment Insurance, Nominee for State Insurance Commission, and Nominee for the State Workers Compensation Insurance Board.  A past Board Member of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association of America and its Operations Committee Chairman, overseeing the Fleet Fueling, Mobile Fueling and Operations issues of Marketer Members. Past Financial Services Committee Chairman (SIGMA) and Trustee of SIGMAPAC.

Expertise includes transportation, risk management, design and construction of fueling facilities and convenience stores, state and national environmental issues including remediation oversight.  David has significant expertise in all forms and types of insurance from environmental impairment to employment practices liability coverage.  Also trained and experienced in safety and risk management, and human resources management.  He is also a Team Leader in a multi-business Haz Mat Response Team.

Past multiyear member of the Editorial Board for the National Petroleum News.

In addition, he is an avid outdoor person, cycling, skier, climber, backpacker and has traveled to places as diverse as Europe to Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal and India and has spent time behind the Iron Curtain and in Yugoslavia back in the day.

David has been married to Grace for 43 years.  They have a son, David II, a Berkely trained Nuclear Engineer.