AAPA elects Mario Cordero as its next board chairman
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has elected Mario Cordero, executive director of California’s Port of Long Beach, to serve as the association’s next chairman of the board. He will assume the AAPA chairmanship from Gary G. Nelson, executive director of Washington State’s port of Grays Harbour, who began his term on 15 October 2019.
Chris Connor, AAPA’s president and CEO, said: “Together with his longstanding active engagement with AAPA and our member ports throughout the hemisphere, Cordero’s remarkable skills as a maritime industry leader will be of enormous value as we work together to navigate through and out of the effects of the coronavirus crisis and address other common challenges and legislative priorities.”
A Southern California native, Cordero has practiced law for more than 30 years, specialising in workers’ compensation cases. (mw)