David Reich was appointed Deputy Executive Director in December 2020 to oversee LAWA’s new Mobility Unit. LAX has the highest number of trips that start and end at its doorstep of any airport worldwide, meaning connections to and from the surrounding region are a crucial element of the passenger experience. The Mobility Unit is charged with taking a holistic approach to mobility policy, programs, and initiatives to reinforce landside access investments and enable a paradigm shift in mobility that ensures LAX can serve its passengers and employees – and support the surrounding community – in a sustainable manner.
Prior to joining LAWA, Mr. Reich served as Director of Economic Infrastructure for Mayor Eric Garcetti. In that role, Mr. Reich led Port and Airport policy and acted as a liaison to the executive teams at the Port of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports.
Between 2013 and 2016, Mr. Reich was a Business Development Manager at Sylmar, CA-based Quallion, a manufacturer of lithium ion batteries for aerospace and medical applications. From 2010 to 2013, he worked in the administration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, on port, airport, and other economic development issues. From 2002-2007, Mr. Reich served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Reich holds a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.