President and CEO, Cordoba Corp.
George Pla is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist whose work spans business and civic activities that hold the common theme of enhancing communities throughout California. He is the Founder, President, and CEO of Cordoba Corporation, a statewide full-service engineering, construction management, and program management firm specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in transportation, education, water, and energy sectors.
Pla’s recent philanthropic and civic activities include serving as a trustee of the California Science Center where he chaired the planning and engineering efforts of Cordoba Corporation’s historic transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and ET-94 fuel boosters through the streets of Los Angeles. He is the former Co-Chair and member of the Southern California Leadership Council, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy partnership comprised of business and community leaders. George also served on the Board of Directors of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which stewards approximately 42,000 acres through a balance of conservation, environmental protection, and education.
George L. Pla’s efforts to support academic institutions include serving as a Regent Emeritus at Loyola Marymount University, as a Presidential Associate at the University of Southern California, and serving on the President’s Advisory Council at California State University, Los Angeles.
George L. Pla is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.