San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has appointed Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, to serve on the LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force charged with helping guide the County’s approach to re-opening the economy.
The Task Force includes 13 representatives from different sectors of LA County’s economy. Each of the 13 representatives will chair working groups focused on reopening and revitalizing their specific sector or industry. Supervisor Hahn requested that Commodities and Goods Movement be represented on the task force. Mr. Cordero will represent this sector on the task force as well as chair the Commodities and Goods Movement working group.
“Our Ports are some of our biggest economic powerhouses here in LA County and we can’t leave their needs out of our plans for economic recovery,” said Hahn. “Mario has been a leader and a pioneer in his industry for decades – he will be able to use his expertise to guide our policy as we kickstart our economy and get people back to work as quickly and safely as we can.
As Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, Mr. Cordero reports to the Board and leads the Port’s Harbor Department staff of more than 500 with a budget of $982 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Prior to his role as Executive Director, Mr. Cordero served as a member, vice president and president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for eight years, before resigning to accept President Barack Obama’s appointment to the Federal Maritime Commission in 2011. He served on the FMC until his appointment as Executive Director in May 2017 and was FMC Chairman from April 2013 to January 2017.
Supervisor Janice Hahn’s other appointees to the LA County Economic Resiliency Task Force can be seen here. The Task Force’s next meeting is on June 2nd.