Susan Wise, Commissioner
First Term: August 2019 - June 2021
Second Term: July 2021 - June 2025
Commissioner Wise has lived in Long Beach for nearly 50 years. She has served on the Harbor Commission for the Port of Long Beach and as a member of the Ethics Review Task Force. As an attorney, she has practiced business litigation and recently focused on employment matters and non profit corporate governance and best practices. She has held leadership positions with The Children’s Clinic, YMCA, Women Lawyers of Long Beach, Long Beach Bar Association, Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, and Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation. Susan received her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She was trained as a mediator at Pepperdine University.