Chief Executive Officer and AltaSea Board Trustee
Timothy B. McOsker
Timothy B. McOsker is a lifelong San Pedro resident and an attorney with more than three decades of experience in government, regulatory, and land development matters. Tim has had a long history of serving San Pedro, the City of Los Angeles, and the State of California in numerous leadership roles, including as Chief of Staff and Chief Deputy City Attorney for former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. Before serving in the City of Los Angeles, Tim served as city attorney to various Southern California jurisdictions.
Tim now serves as CEO of AltaSea, a public-private institute at the Port of Los Angeles that accelerates scientific collaboration, facilitates job creation and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean. Prior to this leadership appointment in February 2018, Tim represented AltaSea in critical legal matters, including the lease renegotiation with the Port of Los Angeles. His deep experience in land development, environmental issues, permitting, municipal law, and contracts are crucial as AltaSea embarks on an ambitious next stage of expansion and development of its 35-acre campus.
Tim is currently serving on the governing boards of Linc Housing, the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, the Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, the Bridge Cities Alliance, and the Community Ministry Board of the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers (South Bay). He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and UCLA School of Law.