George L. Pla

President & Chief Executive Officer at Cordoba Corp.

George L. Pla

George L. Pla

President & Chief Executive Officer at Cordoba Corp.

Biography

George L. Pla founded Cordoba Corp. Mr. Pla is President & Chief Executive Officer at this company. He is also on the board of Loyola Marymount University, California Science Center Foundation and Philanthropic Foundation. He received a graduate degree from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree from California State University-Los Angeles.

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Career Highlights

Cordoba Corp.

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626

Primary Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Number of Boards

9

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Co-Founder at Land of the Free Foundation

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President, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Stamps.com, Inc.

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Founder at Howroyd-Wright Employment Agency, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Annenberg Foundation

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Parsons Corporation

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Chief Information Officer & Sector Vice President at Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, Inc.

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Managing Director Alternative Products Group at The TCW Group, Inc.

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Former President at City National Bank (Los Angeles, California)

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Former Partner at Ernst & Young LLP

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President at Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Cordoba Corp.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

California State University, Los Angeles has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. The University is committed to free scholarly inquiry, to high-quality teaching, and to academic excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and other post-baccalaureate and extended education programs.

Graduate Degree

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. The 11 buildings that now make up the Horseshoe frame a lush lawn that is an irresistible gathering place. The university is expanding west toward the Congaree River in support of its research initiatives in nanotechnology, health sciences, Future Fuels™, the environment and information technologies. This innovation district, Innovista, includes a master plan for policy, physical infrastructure and support elements for job creation and growth in the knowledge economy. Innovista promises to be an economic catalyst that will raise the state’s per-capita income and quality of life by attracting knowledge-based businesses and high-paying jobs to an urban research university campus within a community that has a high livability appeal. Joining the flagship campus in Columbia, are four-year campuses in Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate (Spartanburg andGreenville). Four two-year campuses in Lancaster, Sumter, Salkehatchie (Allendale and Walterboro) and Union help the university cover the state. In addition, the University of South Carolina's: Columbia campus has 324 degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. Students have been awarded more than $16.7 million for national scholarships and fellowships since 1994. Faculty generated $238 million in funding for research, outreach and training programs in fiscal year 2012. Carolina is one of only 63 public universities listed by the Carnegie Foundation in the highest tier of research institutions in the U.S.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1983 - Current

Cordoba Corp. provides civil engineering & construction management consulting services. Its services include ADA-accessibility surveys, engineering and design, program management, move management services, environmental services, and transportation planning. The company was founded by George L. Pla in 1983 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Founding Member, Investor & Director
Prior

Santa Ana Business Bank provides personal and business banking services. The company was founded by Michael L. Metzler and is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA.

Presidential Associate
Prior

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2005

First American Bank was a provider of banking services. The company served medium to small sized businesses and professionals through locations in Rosemead, San Fernando, South Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles. It was headquartered in Rosemead, CA

Director
Prior

Santa Ana Business Bank provides personal and business banking services. The company was founded by Michael L. Metzler and is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA.

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Advisor at SparkLabs Ventures

$1,000
2014

Representative from California's 47th Congressional District

$2,500
2014

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 3rd District, John Garamendi

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