Commissioners

David Connolly (Vice President)
Public Member; Sailors’ Union of the Pacific

David Connolly was appointed by Governor Brown to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun on February 28, 2013, and reappointed on February 24, 2016, to a new four-year term. Mr. Connolly is one of three public member representatives on the Board. Mr. Connolly was recently elected President of the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, and served as Vice President since 2000. He was an operator with the San Francisco Bar Pilots from 1996 to 2000 and was an able seaman at Chevron Shipping Company from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Connolly is a trustee for the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific Welfare Plan, and a delegate and former president at the Alameda Labor Council.

William Mathews (Matt) Brooks
Public Member, Ardenbrook, Inc.

William Mathews Brooks, 67, of San Francisco, was appointed by Governor Brown to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun on December 14, 2018. Matt Brooks has been president at Ardenbrook Inc. since 1980. He was president at Wm. Mathews Inc. from 1977 to 1979. Brooks is an accomplished mountain guide who is also the founder of Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment in Fremont. He has set world records in flight distance and speed. He is an avid sailor who has restored two classic sailing vessels, Lucie and Dorade that continue racing after eight decades. Brooks earned a Juris of Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He also served on the advisory board at the United States Merchant Marine Academy located in Kings Point, New York.

Public Member; Vacant

Capt. Einar Nyborg
Pilot Member; San Francisco Bar Pilot

Captain Einar Nyborg, 50, of Ukiah, was appointed by Governor Brown to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun on February 24, 2017, for a four-year term. Captain Nyborg represents one of two Board-licensed pilot members on the Board. Captain Nyborg has been a pilot at the San Francisco Bar Pilots since 1995. Previously, he was a harbor tug captain at Crowley Maritime Services from 1991 to 1995, tank vessel deck officer at the Keystone Shipping Company from 1989 to 1993 and first officer and deck boss for Arctic Alaska Seafoods in 1988.

Pilot Member; Vacant

David Hoppes
Dry Cargo Industry Member

David Hoppes of San Francisco, was appointed by Governor Brown to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun on October 7, 2016, and reappointed by Governor Brown on February 24, 2017, to a new four-year term. Mr. Hoppes represents the Dry Cargo Industry member Board on the Board. Mr. Hoppes has been a representative at the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association since 2017. Previously, he held several positions at the Matson Navigation Company from 1989 to 2015, including senior vice president of ocean services, and general manager of sales and operations manager. He was principal at Cargo Handling Specialists from 1985 to 1989. Mr. Hoppes also held several positions at the Marine Terminals Corporation from 1978 to 1985, including general manager, operations manager and director of safety. He was a loss-prevention specialist at the Pacific Maritime Association from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Hoppes earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Liquid Cargo Industry Member; Vacant

Brian Annis
Ex Officio Member; Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

Brian Annis, was appointed by Governor Brown to the secretary position at the California State Transportation Agency on February 20, 2018. Mr Annis previously served as acting secretary of the agency since 2018 and was undersecretary from 2013 to 2018. Prior to his tenure at the Transportation Agency, Mr. Annis served as the deputy secretary for transportation at the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2012 to 2013. His previous experience includes serving in several positions at the California State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, including deputy staff director from 2010 to 2012, principal consultant from 2005 to 2010 and consultant from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Annis also worked in several positions at the California Department of Finance from 1998 to 2004, including principal program budget analyst II, staff finance budget analyst and research analyst II. He was previously an adjunct professor of economics at American River College from 1997 to 2002, a teaching assistant and distance learning instructor at the University of Washington from 1995 to 1997 and an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Annis holds a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Washington.

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Contact Information

Board of Pilot Commissioners For the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun
660 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
e-mail: bopc@bopc.ca.gov
TEL (415) 397-2253
FAX (415) 397-9463