The Federal Maritime Commission Newsroom


Commissioner Mario Cordero Joins the Commission

June 8, 2011

NR 11-12

Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725)

Commissioner Mario Cordero Being Sworn In
Commissioner Mario Cordero Being Sworn In

Mario Cordero of Long Beach, CA, was sworn in on June 3, 2011, as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2014. Commissioner Cordero was nominated by President Barack Obama on September 17, 2010, and confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011.

Prior to his appointment to the FMC, Commissioner Cordero was an attorney in private practice and served eight years on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners where he spearheaded the Port’s pioneering Green Port Policy. He served one term as Board President and two terms as Vice-President. Mr. Cordero also served as a professor of Political Science at Long Beach City College, sat on the Long Beach Community Development Commission, and served as Vice-Chair of the Long Beach Ethics Review Task Force.

Mr. Cordero received his BS in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach, and his JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Commissioner Cordero remarked "I am honored to have been nominated by the President and privileged by the Senate confirming the nomination. I look forward to my service on the Federal Maritime Commission and furthering the mission and goals of the Commission."

Chairman Lidinsky states "I welcome Commissioner Cordero to the Commission, and I look forward to benefitting from his experience and perspective from the nation’s largest port complex, which is the primary West Coast gateway for our vital trade with Asia."

The Federal Maritime Commission is the federal agency responsible for regulating the nation’s international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers, and the American consumer.  The FMC’s mission is to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system while protecting the public from unfair and deceptive practices.