Cordoba Corporation Videos

Please enjoy our videos!  They will provide you with background information on Cordoba Corporation and how our company and our people are Making a Difference in the communities in which we live and work. Additional videos can also be found on Cordoba Corporation’s YouTube channel.

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The video below is from the July 14, 2020 Small Business Leadership Edge Show hosted by Business Strategy Expert Toni Navy and featuring Cordoba Corporation’s Executive Vice President & COO Randall Martinez and Dr. Letise Lafeir from the Resources Legacy Fund. The title of the panel discussion is “Thought Leaders Discuss Re-Opening America and Pressing Issues on Workplace Transportation & the Environment.”

The discussion focuses on workplace issues, transportation, and the environment, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected these key, integrated issues. A portion of the conversation focuses on how Cordoba is leading Advanced Conceptual Engineering and urban design services in support of the reinitiated environmental clearance study for the LA Metro Eastside Extension, a project that will provide much-needed transit services to East LA and Southeast LA, areas where many residents are transit-dependent and living in underserved communities. This project will connect essential workers to job centers in Downtown LA and the Westside.

Randall Martinez is also a board member of the Resources Legacy Fund, so this conversation highlights synergies between Randall’s role at Cordoba Corporation and his leadership as a board member of the Resources Legacy Fund, and how the two organizations are supporting their employees and working closely with key community stakeholders.

The Resources Legacy Fund works with philanthropists to conserve land, water, and ocean resources while advancing healthy communities and social equity.  For more information about the Resources Legacy Fund, please go to www.resourceslegacyfund.org

Special thanks to Toni Navy of Toni Navy International and the Small Business Leadership Edge Show for sharing this video. To learn more about the Small Business Leadership Edge show, please go to www.SmallBusinessLeadershipEdge.com.

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Moving Forward to Achieve a More Racially Just Society – Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla shared the video below with Cordoba Team Members on Thursday, June 4, 2020 along with the following email:

Dear Cordoba Team Members,

The senseless murder of George Floyd has been both a heartbreaking and infuriating experience for me. I know many of you feel the same each time we witness another killing of a black person in our society. The fact this continues to occur is a sad reflection on our society and each devastating incident exposes additional layers of pain and injustice. I have been thinking about this for the past few days and wanted to share my thoughts with you in the video below. I start the video with a brief COVID-19 update and then discuss this important issue at hand.

Diversity and inclusion have part of Cordoba’s DNA since the day I started this company. We have endeavored to mirror the diversity of our communities and we continue to uphold our mission to “Make a Difference” where we live and work. As mentioned in the video, I encourage you to think about how you can “Make a Difference” going forward. I would love to hear from you regarding your ideas and any suggestions you have for us to consider here at Cordoba. Please feel free to send your thoughts and insights to communications@cordobacorp.com.

Leading up to doing this video, we temporarily suspended some of our internal communications, including the May Newsletter. I wanted to first send this video to you, so that we can take a moment to respect this issue and think about how to move forward. During the week of June 15th, we will issue a combined May – June Newsletter and it will include a collection of resources to help us understand, learn, heal, and move forward from this tragedy. In the meantime, please remember that Cordoba’s Employee Assistance Program, WorkLifeMatters, and our insurance provider, Blue Shield, have mental health programs available to support us when we are experiencing stress and concern during these challenging and uncertain times. Information about these and other resources are available on the Employee Portal under the “Resources from HR” tab. Thank you for everything you do!

Please be kind to each other, and please be well and stay safe.

George L. Pla

President & Chief Executive Officer

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The video below is from the May 12, 2020 Small Business Leadership Edge Show hosted by Business Strategy Expert Toni Navy and featuring Cordoba Corporation’s Executive Vice President & COO Randall Martinez and NAI Global’s President & CEO Jay Olshonsky as thought leader panelists discussing how their respective companies have prepared for and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Randall shares about the driving principles that have guided Cordoba Corporation’s response to the pandemic, which are focused on keeping our business whole, protecting our employees, and being transparent as possible in our communications. Special thanks to Toni Navy of Toni Navy International and the Small Business Leadership Edge Show for sharing this video. To learn more about the Small Business Leadership Edge show, please go to www.SmallBusinessLeadershipEdge.com.

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As Cordoba Corporation approaches our 37th year in business, we are pleased to share our 2019 Corporate Video. The video highlights the impact we have had on our communities, our recent successes and our involvement with important infrastructure projects that are transforming California. It showcases the different facets of our organization, reiterates our company values, and sets the tone for our branding and communications strategy going into 2020. #MakingADifference

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On September 9, 2019, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla and his Power Shift Co-Author David Ayon were joined by California elected and appointed leaders at a historic Power Shift book event at the Secretary of State Building in Sacramento.  Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, Governor Gavin Newsom and Former State Senator Dean Florez provided key opening and closing remarks at this epic event at which Former Senator Martha Escutia moderated a panel featuring seven of the 10 Latino leaders featured in Power Shift.   Panelists included Former Los Angeles City Council Member Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council Member Gil Cedillo, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, Former Senate Marjority Leader Richard Polanco, Former State Senator Art Torres, and Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. After the book event, guests enjoyed a reception with the Latino Legislative Caucus.  Photos from the event and other Power Shift Book information can be found at www.powershiftbooks.com.

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Joined by his co-author David R. Ayon and five of the 10 Latino community leaders featured in Power Shift, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla shares about his new book Power Shift at the UCLA Luskin Lecture Series Power Shift Book Event on May 14, 2019. Featured in the video with George and David are Power Shift principals LA City Council Member Gil Cedillo, Former LA City Council Member Richard Alatorre, Former LA Mayor Antionio Villaraigosa, Former LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina and Former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco. Luskin School Dean Gary Segura provided opening remarks and the event was moderated by Sonja Diaz, Founding Director of the Luskin School’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative.

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In April 2019, Cal State Fullerton’s Titan TV’s Latino Communicators Series featured Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and author, in a Spanish-language video interview. In the interview, George shares how he and his family emigrated from Mexico to East Los Angeles when he was a young child. He shares about his personal and professional journey, and also discusses how he recently became a published author of the formative book about Latino politics, Power Shift.

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On April 4, 2019, Cordoba Corporation joined the Long Beach Community College District in celebrating the ribbon-cutting on of Building D, which houses the Science programs at the Liberal Arts Campus! This video features District officials sharing their excitement and pride about this important project. Contracted as the District’s Bond Management Team, Cordoba provides comprehensive program and construction management services in support of the capital bond program (Measure E and LB) to modernize and renovate two Long Beach City College campuses. The Building D Project included renovation of the building’s first floor with new classrooms and lab areas, plus paint and cosmetic updates for existing offices; creation of a second microbiology classroom on the second floor that has doubled past capacity; new data cables throughout the entire building and audio/visual upgrades in new areas; upgrades to all student and staff restrooms with water-conserving, low-flow fixtures; energy-efficient replacements of two rooftop HVAC units and an exhaust fan.

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Joined by his co-author David R. Ayon and four of the 10 Latino community leaders featured in Power Shift, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla shares about his new book Power Shift with the students of the University of Southern California (USC) as part of the Price Dean’s Lecture Series. Featured in the video with George and David are Power Shift principals LA City Council Member Gil Cedillo, Former LA City Council Member Richard Alatorre, Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco. The event was co-hosted by the USC Price Athenian Society and USC Latino Alumni Association and was moderated by Martha M. Escutia, former California State Senator, was is now serving as Vice President for USC Government Relations.

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This video below produced by the USC Price School features highlights from the April 1, 2019, USC Price Dean’s Lecture Series Power Shift Event co-hosted by the USC Price Athenian Society and USC Latino Alumni Association. This event featured USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott, USC Vice President for Government Relations Martha Escutia, Former LA City Council Member Richard Alatorre, Former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco, Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LA City Council Member Gil Cedillo, Power Shift Co-Author George Pla (President & CEO of Cordoba Corporation), Power Shift Co-Author David Ayón, and Valero Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs Brissa Sotelo-Vargas.

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“Pleibol! From the Barrios to the Big League” is set to open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in October 2020 to coincide with the World Series.

Cordoba Corporation proudly supports this upcoming exhibition as well as research, collecting and object processing related to Latino civil rights and electoral politics. The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access produced this video about the upcoming Latinos and Baseball exhibit and it features three objects donated by Cordoba Corporation’s Executive Vice President & COO Randall Martinez‘s brothers and sisters.

We hope you enjoy it and that you might share it with others interested in finding out more about the project and the great stories that make up American history!

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Joined by his co-author David R. Ayon and four of the 10 Latino community leaders featured in Power Shift, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla shares about his new book Power Shift with the students of Cal State Los Angeles (Cal State LA). Featured in the video with George and David are Power Shift principals LA City Council Member Gil Cedillo, Former LA City Council Member Richard Alatorre, Former LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina, and Former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco. The event was moderated by Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein, director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA.

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Cordoba Corporation’s Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer Maria Mehranian presented at the sixty-third session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on March 11, 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Maria participated on a panel discussion focused on “Developing Infrastructure and Access to Public Services to Improve Gender Equality.” The presentation was focused on the importance of promoting, sponsoring and funding specific types of infrastructure in developing countries that enhance women’s access to capital and ultimately results in economic and social empowerment of women. This video is from the March 11th panel discussion.  Later below in Cordoba’s list of videos, the actual video Maria presented at the panel discussion can be viewed.

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Cordoba’s Corporation’s Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer Maria Mehranian presented the video below on March 11, 2019, at the sixty-third session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York City as part of a panel discussion focused on “Developing Infrastructure and Access to Public Services to Improve Gender Equality.”

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Joined by his co-author David R. Ayon and three of the 10 Latino community leaders featured in Power Shift, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla shares about his new book, Power Shift with the students of Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF). Featured in the video with George and David are Power Shift principals Former LA City Council Member Richard Alatorre, Former LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina, and Former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco. Other panelists included Fullerton School Board Member Jeanette Vasquez and CSUF Assistant Professor of History Margie Brown-Coronel, Ph.D. The event was moderated by Inez Gonzalez, director of the CSUF Latino Communications institute.

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Cordoba Corporation joined the Long Beach Community College District in celebrating the ribbon-cutting of Building P – English Department Building at the Liberal Arts Campus on March 14, 2019.  This video features District officials sharing their excitement and pride about this important project. Contracted as the District’s Bond Management Team, Cordoba provides comprehensive program and construction management services in support of the capital bond program (Measure E and LB) to modernize and renovate two Long Beach City College campuses.  Our Team was honored to work on this special project that has preserved the historical and architectural features of this beautiful building, while modernizing the learning environment for LBCCD’s students.

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Cordoba Corporation’s President & CEO George L. Pla, who received his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), has been honored by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (Price School) as part of its year-long 90th Anniversary Celebration.  George is included in a campaign highlighting notable Price School alumni (“Price Pioneers”) who are representative of the Price School’s impact and vision.  The Price School has produced the enclosed video sharing featuring George noting that he exemplifies the mission of the Price School through his professional leadership and dedication to diversity.

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Cordoba Corporation’s Huy Hoang is featured in this excellent video produced by our friends at 360 Total Concept. LLC. showcasing Oakland Unified School District’s Fremont High School Redevelopment Project.  In the video, Huy, who is serving as Construction Manager on behalf of Cordoba Corporation for this project, provides a construction update and discusses how we are working with local partners to ensure OUSD’s Local Business Utilization goals are being met.  We are excited to see the progress for this important project to enhance the facilities and learning environment at Fremont High School!

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At Cordoba Corporation human capital is our greatest asset. We invest significant time and effort in recruiting our employees and more so in building upon the value of these “assets” for the long-term. We endeavor to retain employees by creating an environment of employee satisfaction and a sense of ownership in the company’s mission. Our salaries and benefit packages are competitive and our support system is unparalleled. Additionally, we provide an internal education and professional training program demonstrating the desire to groom employees for promotion within.

Cordoba’s Blueprint for Success Program has been designed to create stronger employee retention experiences, increase career advancement opportunities, provide a vehicle for continuing education and professional training, and increase company-wide interactivity. The program provides participants with exposure to all facets of Cordoba Corporation’s business; from program/construction management and engineering design overviews to business marketing, new technologies and the basics of contract administration and finance.

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In this 2018 Making a Difference video, Cordoba Corporation’s executives discuss Cordoba’s vision and involvement during the early planning stages of the Fruitvale Transit Village and the Los Angeles Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, as well as our early involvement in promoting the benefits of stormwater capture. The video discusses how these projects and concepts have now come to fruition and how they – and Cordoba Corporation – are Making a Difference.

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Joined by his co-author David R. Ayon and seven of the 10 community leaders featured in Power Shift, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla shares about his new book, Power Shift with the students of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) on October 23, 2018.   Featured in the video are officials from ELAC and Power Shift leaders, including Former LA City Council Member Richard Alatorre, LA City Council Member Gil Cedillo, Senator-elect Maria Elena Durazo, Former LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina, Former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco, Former Congressman Edward Roybal, and Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.  George L. Pla is a proud alumnus of ELAC and this book event was especially important to him due to his roots in East Los Angeles and at ELAC.

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This video includes highlights from the September 20, 2018 Power Shift book signing and reception hosted by Long Beach community leaders at Boathouse on the Bay. Speakers in the video include Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla, event host Carmen O. Perez, former Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and two of the community leaders featured in Power Shift — former Senate Majority Leader Richard Polanco and former Los Angeles City Council Member Richard Alatorre.

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At a lovely reception on September 20, 2018 hosted by Long Beach community leaders at Boathouse on the Bay, Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla salutes several of the Long Beach community leaders in attendance and shares about his new book, Power Shift.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla’s book Power Shift at an event he hosted with Los Angeles City Council Member Gil Cedillo at Los Angeles City Hall launching the book.

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After an introduction from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Cordoba Corporation’s President & CEO George L. Pla shares about the inspiration for Power Shift.

 

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Los Angeles Mayor Gil Garcetti, Power Shift co-author Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla, Power Shift co-author David Ayon, and several Latino community leaders featured in Power Shift share about Power Shift at a book launch at Los Angeles City Hall hosted by the Mayor and Council Member Gil Cedillo.
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Cordoba Corporation Executive Vice President and COO Randall D. Martinez, Board Member of the National Museum of American History, is featured (starting at 55:59) providing closing remarks at the “Presidential Stories” program in the nation’s capital on April 8, 2018, commemorating the successful closing of the Smithsonian Institution’s multi-year $1.88 billion capital campaign.

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Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla, Co-Founder and President of the City Club, featured in New City Club Promotional Video.

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George L. Pla Receives the Presidential Medal of Honor from Cal State Los Angeles

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George L. Pla and Cal State Los Angeles Making A Difference

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Moving the Space Shuttle Endeavor and ET-94

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Highlighting Our Technical Expertise

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Making a Difference in the Communities Where We Work

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Who We Are

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Cordoba Corporation’s 30th Anniversary