The Federal Maritime Commission will have a change of leadership on Monday. Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. submitted his resignation as chairman to President Obama today.
"It has been a great honor to serve as chairman for the president’s first term, and I am proud of the changes we have brought to our agency so it can better serve the American exporter, importer and consumer," Lidinsky said.
Lidinsky became chairman in September 2009.
President Obama plans to designate Commissioner Mario Cordero of Long Beach as the agency’s next chairman.
The FMC was formed in 1961 to oversee the nation’s foreign waterborne commerce.