Jake Adams was appointed Deputy Executive Director at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in November 2018 and is currently serving as the Program Executive for LAWA’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program.
Mr. Adams has over 26 years of experience in the development and delivery of airport and heavy civil infrastructure programs. He has led programs and projects from concept through planning, entitlement, procurement, design, construction, commissioning, activation and close-out. Mr. Adams joined the City in 1990 and served LAWA from 1994 – 2011 in progressively responsible positions as part of the Airports Development Group. After providing remote consultation, he returned to LAWA in 2016.
Mr. Adams holds a license as a registered Professional Engineer in California. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an Associate Degree in Project Management from George Washington University.