|Michael D. Feldman|
Michael D. Feldman, FMP, CM, is the managing member of MDF Consulting, LLC, which was formed in April 2014 to leverage his 34 years of experience in commercial aviation facility and asset management. Feldman gained extensive expertise in planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining commercial and general aviation airport facilities. Before retiring from public service he completed an assignment with the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), where he served as the deputy executive director for facilities management. He was responsible for the performance and condition of Los Angeles World Airports' physical assets and building Los Angeles World Airports' asset and facility management practice. He was also responsible for Los Angeles World Airports' environmental management and regulatory compliance programs. In 2012, Feldman served as Los Angeles World Airports' program manager for the delivery of the retired NASA Shuttle Endeavour through Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center.
While at LAWA, Feldman utilized IFMA's world-class credential program to create a metric-driven proactive facility management program. By bringing IFMA trainers to an onsite classroom over a period of four years, LAWA's credentialed workforce grew from zero Facility Management Professionals™ (FMPs®) to 110, spread across departments including facilities, engineering, planning, IT, operations, and property management.
Feldman began his professional career in 1978 as a project manager for Atlantis Scientific, a firm which specialized in assessing and mitigating impacts related to the siting and operation of major industrial facilities. His airport career started in June 1980, when he joined the Los Angeles Department of Airports, Environmental Management Bureau as an assistant planner. He left Los Angeles as a senior city planner in 1991 to become the manager of aviation planning at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. He managed the regional planning and project-level decisions to allow significant facility improvements, including the construction of a new terminal and third runway. He became the deputy managing director of aviation facilities and environmental programs at Sea-Tac in 1998 and built a metric-driven facility management and maintenance organization.
Feldman received a Bachelor of Science in urban and environmental planning from the Humbolt State University School of Natural Resources and was an executive MBA candidate at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business when he left to join Los Angeles World Airports. He is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives and received his Facility Management Professional™ credential in 2012.
Before being elected to the executive committee, Feldman served on IFMA's board of directors for three years and previously served two terms as president of the Airport Facilities Council of IFMA. He was a member of IFMA's 2011-2012 governance review task force and has chaired IFMA's education committee and finance committees. As first vice chair in FY15, he chaired IFMA's Strategic Planning Oversight Team.