David Connolly (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 (Vice President)
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.
Joanne Hayes-White was appointed by Governor Newsom to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun on June 20, 2019. Ms. Hayes-White was chief of the San Francisco Fire Department from 2004 to 2019, where she served in several positions from 1990 to 2004, including overseeing the Support Services Division, the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Program, and the Training Division and Dispatch Communication System. Ms. Hayes-White is a member of the Presidential Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board. Ms. Hayes-White’s appointment fills a public member position on the Board, and her term expires on December 31, 2022.
Pilot Member; Vacant
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 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.
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.
Capt. Oscar Prada
Tanker Company Operations Member; Chevron Shipping Co.
Captain Oscar Prada was appointed by Governor Newsom to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun on June 20, 2019. Captain Prada is currently a marine superintendent at Chevron Shipping Company, has held this position since 2014, and has held various mariner positions for the company since 1990. He obtained his San Francisco Bay federal pilotage endorsement from the United States Coast Guard in 2005, and was promoted to captain at Chevron in 2007. He served as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1990 to 2002. Captain Prada’s appointment fills an industry member position on the Board representing the field tanker company operations, and his term expires on December 31, 2022.
David S. Kim
Ex Officio Member; Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
David S. Kim, was appointed as the Secretary of the California Transportation Agency by Governor Newsom on April 24, 2019. Kim was vice president of governmental affairs at Hyundai Motor Company since 2017. He served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration from 2016 to 2017, where he was associate administrator of policy and governmental affairs from 2011 to 2016. He was deputy assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2009 to 2011. Kim served as deputy executive officer of federal advocacy and governmental relations for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 2004 to 2009, and as deputy director of the Washington, D.C. Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2003. He was deputy assistant of congressional affairs for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 1998 to 1999 and a legislative representative for the City of Los Angeles, Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst from 1995 to 1998. Kim was senior legislative assistant in the Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra from 1993 to 1995, and an administrative assistant in the Office of California State Assembly member Xavier Becerra from 1990 to 1992. Kim was a field deputy in the Office of California State Senator David Roberti from 1985 to 1990. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.