The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Friday, April 14th to name Mario Cordero as the new Executive Director of the Port. Cordero has served on the Federal Maritime Commission since 2011, and was also a Long Beach Harbor Commissioner from 2003-2011.
“After a comprehensive international search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners recognized that Mario Cordero is an ideal choice to lead the Port of Long Beach,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán. “Mario not only has a deep understanding of the maritime industry from his leadership of the Federal Maritime Commission, but his service as a member of the Long Beach Harbor Commission gives him extensive knowledge of the needs of our carriers, terminal operators, cargo owners, and other trade partners. Mario approaches challenges from a bipartisan, collaborative perspective and as we seek to keep our port thriving, his combination of national and local experience is well-suited to carry us into the future.”
Cordero will succeed Duane Kenagy, who has served as Interim Executive Director since late 2016.
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