METRANS congratulates Mario Cordero on his recent appointment as the next Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). Among his many professional activities, Cordero is a valued member of the METRANS Advisory Board.
“It’s truly an honor to be selected as chairman-elect of the AAPA at a time of tremendous challenges and changes within the goods movement industry,” Cordero said. “I look forward to collaborating with our organization’s members to focus on long-term growth, economic stability, jobs and sustainability so that we can all move toward a successful future."
Cordero has been serving as Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach since May 2017 and the AAPA’s Vice Chairman since 2018. He previously served as a Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioner. Among his priorities was the establishment of the Port of Long Beach's Green Port Policy. He is also a former Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Cordero also has more than 30 years of experience practicing law, specializing in workers’ compensation cases. He has taught political science at Long Beach City College focusing on California politics and is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.