Michael D. Feldman joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) as the Deputy Executive Director for Facilities Management in July 2009. He is responsible for the performance and condition of LAWA assets and strengthening LAWA's asset and facility management practices including the implementation of a Enterprise Asset Management System to support delivery of new capital facilities while maintaining LAWA's existing terminals, airfield, parking facilities and roadways. He is also responsible for LAWA’s environmental management and regulatory compliance programs. In this position, he directs the Facility Management Group which includes Engineering and Facility Management, Maintenance Services and Environmental Services divisions. In 2012, he served as LAWA’s Program Manager for the historic delivery of the retired NASA Shuttle Endeavour to the California Science Center.
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 LAWA. He is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives and earned IFMA’s received his Facility Management Professional® credential in 2012.
Before being elected to the 2nd Vice Chair, Feldman served on IFMA’s Board of Directors for three years (2010-2013) terms having 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 chaired IFMA's Education Committee. He currently serves on IFMA’s Strategic Plan Oversight Committee.