Robert “Bob” Gilbert was appointed Chief Development Officer (CDO) in November 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) and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Capital Improvement Program (CIP). He also serves as the Program Executive for LAMP, and oversees the Planning and Development Group, Environmental Programs and Airport Operational Readiness Program.
Mr. Gilbert served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Pilot and Civil Engineer Officer at numerous location around the world. After retirement from the military, Mr. Gilbert’s career continued as an aviation professional with over 45 years’ experience in areas across aviation and airport management. During his career, Mr. Gilbert served as Sr. Vice President and Regional Manager for the Greater Chicago region at Landrum & Brown, Program Manager for the Operational Readiness Program at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA), Deputy Executive Director of Facilities for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), and Deputy Program Manager for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Among other assignments, Mr. Gilbert served as Program Manager for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Improvement Plan, where he led the consulting firms that developed the LAX Master Plan and its associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
Mr. Gilbert earned a Master of Science in Public Administration from Troy State University, and completed post-graduate studies in Program Management at George Washington University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in General Studies (Engineering) from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.