POLB Exec Director Appointed To National Advisory Committee

Mario Cordero
Mario Cordero
Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. Photo courtesy of POLB.

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero has been appointed to the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, the port announced June 14.

Cordero joins a committee that includes members of labor, the private sector, trade associations, public agencies and education and environmental organizations who will advise Buttigieg on how to improve the national supply chain’s readiness and resiliency.

“I thank Secretary Pete Buttigieg for this honor at such a pivotal time for international trade, and as we make significant investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Cordero, who will continue leading the port. “I am grateful to serve with other esteemed leaders and work to improve all areas of the maritime supply chain through investments in infrastructure and innovative technology.”

Before taking on the top leadership role at the port in 2017, Cordero was on the Federal Maritime Commission from 2011 to 2017, serving as its chair from April 2013 to January 2017.

From 2003 to 2011, Cordero was a member of the Long Beach Harbor Commission.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Long Beach and his law degree from Santa Clara University.

By Karen Robes Meeks