The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to vote today to name Mario Cordero, a former chairman and current member of the Federal Maritime Commission, the Port of Long Beach's new executive director.
Cordero, a Long Beach resident and attorney, served previously as president and as a longtime member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Long Beach is the nation's second-busiest seaport after the Port of Los Angeles.
Cordero, via presidential appointment, has served on the Federal Maritime Commission since 2011. His current term was set to expire in June 2019. He served as chairman from April 2013 until January 2017. He was a Long Beach Harbor Commissioner from 2003 to 2011.
Cordero, who will start next month, succeeds Duane Kenagy, who has served as interim executive director since late 2016.