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Airport Management
Stephen Martin, Chief Development Officer

Stephen Martin was appointed Chief Development Officer for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in January 2016. He is responsible for leading and coordinating the planning and delivery of all elements of the LAWA capital program, including the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). In this role, he is responsible for LAWA Planning and Development Group, the Environmental Programs Group, and the Commercial Development Group.

Prior to his current position, Martin served as LAWA Chief Operating Officer from January 2008, responsible for oversight over all of LAWA’s activities involving Finance and Budget, Information Technology, Administration, Commercial Development, Operations and Maintenance, and Facilities and Environmental Planning.

Professional Experience

Martin has nearly 35 years of airport and aviation leadership in both the public and private sectors. Prior to coming to LAWA, he served as executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Airports Council International-North America in Washington, DC.

He previously worked for 10 years as a consultant with Leigh Fisher Associates in San Francisco, specializing in finance and project development.

Martin also held the position of director-financial development in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Transportation from 1993 to 1996.

Earlier in his career, Martin was with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for 12 years, initially working as assistant director of aviation at Massport’s Boston-Logan International Airport. He then served six years as director of finance and business development for all of Massport’s lines of business.


Martin has a Master’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

Stephen Martin
Stephen Martin
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