Maria Mehranian is Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Cordoba Corporation, a California based full-service engineering, construction management and program management firm specializing in transportation, water, energy, education and facilities with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego. Cordoba Corporation is ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a Top 50 Program Management Firm and a Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm.
Maria is directly responsible for the firm’s strategic financial planning and operations overseeing the company’s statewide financial operations. For over 30 years Maria has dedicated her career to building Cordoba Corporation into one of the Nation’s top specialty services firms with its staff of engineers, designers, managers, environmental specialists, and construction professionals from all over the world. For her efforts, Maria caught the attention of academic institutions and was featured in a case study by Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
Maria holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Cordoba Corp’s Transportation planning division and during that period she conducted research on the travel patterns of Downtown Los Angeles’ workforce. Her study was used to develop Regulation XV, a city ordinance promoting alternative commute modes in Downtown Los Angeles. As an urban planner she contributed to a number of large scale infrastructure development projects such as the Downtown Strategic Plan.
Formerly chairing the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she was appointed to two consecutive terms by Governor Brown, Maria led the Board in adopting the region’s landmark MS4 Permit.