Robin Kramer

Robin Kramer serves as a Commissioner to the Port of Los Angeles. Previously, she was Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She has been working in the public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors of Los Angles for more than three decades. In addition to her recent leadership at the Broad Foundation and the California Community Foundation, she has worked extensively as a consultant and facilitator in institutional problem-solving for numerous arts and cultural institutions, foundations, and Los Angeles-based corporations and also for a variety of community-based efforts to transform public schools. She served in the administration of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan as Deputy Mayor for Communications and Community Affairs and then as the mayor’s chief of staff – she was the first woman in the city's history to hold this post. She previously served as chief deputy for Councilmembers Richard Alatorre and Bob Ronka; and in the 1980s, she was director of the Democratic Party of Southern California. She is currently chair of the board of trustees at Pitzer College, serves on the board of the Jewish Community Foundation, and continues to be active in the Breed Street Shul Project. She holds a master’s degree in urban studies from Occidental College.