Samantha Bricker, Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer

Samantha Bricker was named the Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer for Los Angeles World Airports in August 2019. She is responsible for overseeing all environmental and sustainability programs for LAWA including, air quality and conservation initiatives, noise programs, environmental planning and entitlements, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Bricker is also responsible for coordinating with external agencies and stakeholders in support of LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), Ms. Bricker joined LAWA in July 2016 as Deputy Executive Director for Project Management and Coordination and in November 2016 was also named Deputy Executive Director for the Environmental Programs Group. Before she joined LAWA, she was the Chief Operating Officer of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority. In that role, she coordinated the design and construction of Metro’s Expo rail line, where she managed a budget of $2.5 billion and directed the Authority’s environmental planning, third party and external agency coordination, procurement, contract compliance, real estate program, as well as community and government relations.

Before her position with Metro, Bricker served as a legislative deputy to former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky from 1994 to 2006. In this role, she worked on transportation projects like the Orange Line busway and the Red Line subway to Hollywood and North Hollywood.

Bricker earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University.

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