Commissioner | Port of Los Angeles
Robin Kramer was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on October 13, 2010. Ms. Kramer has been a public servant in Los Angeles for more than three decades, combining her love of and commitment to the community with varied experience in the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
Ms. Kramer served as Chief of Staff to both Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (from 2005 – 2009) and Mayor Richard Riordan (where she began service as Deputy Mayor and was Chief of Staff from 1994 -1997) -- the first woman to serve in this post.
From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Kramer was Senior Director at The Broad Foundation, working there to dramatically improve student performance and achievement in the nation's largest urban school systems. Beginning in 1998, Ms. Kramer divided her time between service as the California Community Foundation’s first Senior Fellow and as an independent management and organization consultant for public, private and nonprofit sector clients. Kramer was Senior Vice President at Marathon Communications from 1991 to 1993, and from 1981 to 1985, served as Executive Director of the Coro Foundation, the 68 year-old, non-partisan civic affairs leadership training organization.
Ms. Kramer previously worked for two members of the City Council who represented the Eastside and parts of the San Fernando Valley, respectively --as Chief Deputy for Councilman Richard Alatorre (1985 to 1990) and for Councilman Bob Ronka (1978 to 1981).
From 1976 to 1978, she was Director of the Democratic Party of Southern California, and a part-time teacher at the Harvard School during those same years.