David Shuter was appointed Deputy Executive Director of Project and Facilities Development Services for Los Angeles World Airports in November 2006. In this position, Shuter is responsible for managing the conceptual design, planning, engineering, and construction of all airside, landside and terminal facilities, road systems, parking, signage, curb usage, runways, and taxiways at all four LAWA airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT), LA/Palmdale Regional (PMD) and Van Nuys (VNY).
He brings 48 years of work experience to this position, 31 of which were spent in the United States Marine Corps. During his military career he was a pilot, a project manager for various Navy Department aircraft related projects, and commanded four air bases. He retired with the rank of brigadier general.
Most recently, Shuter served as vice-president and regional manager of Gannett Fleming providing project and program management services, conducting capital projects management performance audits, and coordinating quality assurance audits on various transit, engineering, and aviation-related tasks.
During his career, Shuter has had full directional authority for all facets of airfield operations, construction and facilities maintenance over four military airfields on the West Coast. He is former executive director of the Orange County Fixed Guideway Agency, a member of the Orange County Airport Land Use Commission.
Shuter led the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s project management oversight team for the start up of the Pasadena Blue Line and procurement of the L.A. Car Light Rail Vehicle.
Shuter possesses extensive project management oversight experience and served in this capacity for the Federal Transit Administration on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transportation Authority (Sound Transit) Commuter Rail Project and Light Rail Project, a combined program value of $4 billion.
Shuter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.