Long Beach, CA – Long Beach City Mayor Rex Richardson appointed Eduardo Angeles and Tunua Thrash-Ntuk to serve on the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors (LBT). Their first LBT Board of Directors meeting was on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.

“The LBT Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Director Angeles and Director Thrash-Ntuk to our board,” said Board Chair David Sutton. “We look forward to their ideas and contributions as we continue to guide LBT into a sustainable future and leading transit agency.”

Director Angeles is a resident of the 3rd Council District and currently serves as the Director of State and Local Government Affairs for American Airlines in the Western Pacific States. Prior to this position, he was the Managing Director and Senior Counsel of the Los Angeles Office of Government and Regulatory Affairs practice group. Mr. Angeles has also served as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office assigned to the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Legal Division and as a Presidential Appointee as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Associate Administrator for Airports.

“I am honored for Mayor Richardson’s appointment for having the confidence in me to serve our Long Beach community,” Director Angeles said. “With my background in transportation, I am very excited at the opportunity to continue advancing LBT’s goals and mission of connecting communities.”

Director Angeles earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his law degree from the University of California, Hasting College of Law. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the U.C. Hastings Alumni Association. Eduardo has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola Law School and California State University, Los Angeles, and served on the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners.

Director Tunua Thrash-Ntuk is a resident of the 8th District and President and CEO of The Center by Lendistry, a nonprofit organization that aims to impact small businesses in underserved communities by providing necessary business resources for success. She is a seasoned community and economic development practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and private sectors.

She has previously served as Senior Executive Director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Los Angeles (LISC LA), where she successfully expanded LISC LA’s housing, small business, and lending programs and deepened its commitment to racial equity by bridging gaps in wealth and opportunity for Greater Los Angeles families and businesses.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Long Beach Transit’s Board of Directors,” said Director Thrash-Ntuk. “Reliable and accessible public transportation is essential to ensuring every community can take full advantage of all that our city has to offer. I am eager to strengthen LBT’s outreach to every part of our city and ensure our transit offerings are reaching the people who need to utilize them the most.”

Director Thrash-Ntuk is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she earned her Master’s in City Planning, as well as an alumna of University of California, Berkeley.

About Long Beach Transit

Long Beach Transit is dedicated to connecting communities and moving people, making everyday life better by providing transportation services in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, as well as Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Los Alamitos, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach. For more information, visit www.ridelbt.com.