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New executive director of the Port of Long Beach starts Monday

Excerpts from the Long Beach Press Telegram:

Mario Cordero

Mario Cordero

Run by a five-member commission, the Port of Long Beach has seen a series of top executives depart after short-term stays. The commission chose Mario Cordero in April to take the helm after a months-long search.

Congressman Alan Lowenthal, who co-chairs the port caucus and has known Cordero for decades, said, “(The port) has always been well run but it has gone through a secession of leadership. It’s hard to know where it’s going when the leadership only lasts a year or two,” he said. “Mario will provide us with that substance and we are going to have a director who is not using this as a stepping stone.”

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