LAWA Airport Management

Terri Mestas, Chief Development Officer

Terri Mestas oversees LAWA's development projects, including the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), Terminal Development Improvement Program and the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project, among others.

Ms. Mestas most recently held the position of Senior Director for Capital Projects, Modernization, Planning, Design and Construction at The California Institute of Technology, where she led a multi-disciplinary team providing planning, space management, project management, design, engineering, procurement, building inspection, commissioning and construction services. She oversaw complex projects across 124 acres and other satellite locations that included new buildings, one-of-a-kind research laboratories, and unique specialty projects.

Previously, Ms. Mestas held several positions for AECOM, including Vice President, Federal Market Sector Leader, Principal in Charge and Program Manager for two NASA centers and Program Manager for the LACCD bond program. She is a subject matter expert on physical security and is registered as an LEED Accredited Professional, in addition to being a Certified Project Manager and Certified Construction Manager. She begins her new position at LAWA today.

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