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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies
at University of California, Berkeley present the:
2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation:
Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

Click here to visit the conference website and register. 


Mike Jacob

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA)
Vice President & General Counsel
Mike Jacob is Vice President & General Counsel to the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, an independent, not-for-profit maritime trade association with offices in Oakland, Long Beach and Seattle and represents owners and operators of US and foreign-flagged ocean-going vessels, marine terminal operators, tug and barge operators, cruise ship lines, and steamship agents, operating on the West Coast.

Mike joined PMSA in 2005. As Vice President and General Counsel he manages legal, public, and regulatory affairs for the Association, regularly appears before state, local and federal governmental bodies in various administrative and legislative capacities, and represents PMSA in state and federal courts on behalf of its membership.

Previously to joining PMSA, he was Managing Member of a government affairs and campaign consulting firm, with clients including the Bay Area Rapid Transit District and the Port of Oakland. From 1996-2001, Mike worked for the California State Legislature in several capacities, including as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Information Technology Committee, as Legislative Director to Assemblymembers John Dutra (D-Fremont) and Elaine Alquist (D-Santa Clara) and briefly as an aide to Senator Alfred Alquist (D-Santa Clara). Prior to working in the Legislature, he was a contributor to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, a non-profit developer of award-winning affordable housing throughout Northern California, and its predecessor Affordable Housing Associates, since 2007. He also co-founded and maintains the cancer research fundraising website, FathersDayFund.org. Mike was a member of the Alameda County Planning Commission from 2003-2015, and served as Chair on three occasions during his tenure.

Mike holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the California State Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Mike lives in Oakland with his wife and daughter.