Gina Marie Lindsey was appointed Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa effective June 4, 2007. Her appointment was approved by the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.
In announcing her appointment, Mayor Villaraigosa said, “In searching for a new executive director, we knew we needed someone with experience, with the ability to build bridges and with a vision for moving the area’s airports forward. We have found the perfect candidate in Gina Marie Lindsey.”
Lindsey brings 16 years of experience in airport management and a record of success in renovating and expanding international airports. One of her key responsibilities is continuing the modernization and regionalization efforts among LAWA’s airports, and initiatives to update airport services.
Before joining LAWA, Lindsey was Executive Vice President of McBee Strategic Consulting, LLC, a government relations and aviation consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to that post, she was Managing Director for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) where she was responsible for the operations, maintenance, and strategic and financial planning of the airport, which serves nearly 30 million passengers a year. Under her guidance, Sea-Tac took on a $3-billion, 7-year capital improvement project, including the construction of a new runway, demolition and reconstruction of a concourse, and major refurbishments. In recognition of her work on the remodel, an arrivals pavilion, the Gina Marie Lindsey Arrivals Hall, was named in her honor.
She also served as Director of Aviation for Anchorage International Airport where she managed the airport’s transition from an international passenger refueling stop to an international cargo hub for Federal Express and United Parcel Service. Prior to managing airports, she worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation on surface transportation issues.
She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to the Executive Council for Next Generation Air Transportation System and the Airport Cooperative Research Board, and also has served on the World Board of Directors for the Airports Council International and chaired the Airports Council International-North America in 2003.