Michael D. Feldman, Advisory Board Member and Senior Consultant, has more than 34 years of public service in the aviation industry. He has significant experience in managing and improving facilities for major commercial airports, as well as a deep understanding and commitment to emergency management and incident command. Through his career Mr. Feldman has helped direct over $12 billion worth of capital investments at airports including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). He has also managed large diverse workforces and large operating budgets. Mr. Feldman led the recovery Sea-Tac’s air traffic control tower and terminals damaged by the Nisqually earthquake in 2001 as well as the shutdown and restoration of air service after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Until early 2014, Mr. Feldman served as the Deputy Executive Director for Facilities Management at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), where he was responsible for the performance of each airport’s physical assets and as well as managing LAWA’s Engineering and Facility Management, Maintenance Services and Environmental Services divisions. He also led preparations for LAWA to take proactive ownership of over $6 billion in new capital facilities, and was particularly honored to serve as program manager for the delivery of the retired NASA Shuttle Endeavour through Los Angeles International Airport in 2012. Previously, Mr. Feldman held senior positions at Sea-Tac including Deputy Managing Director of Aviation Facilities and Environmental Programs. He began his career at Atlantis Scientific, an environmental consulting firm specializing in siting and mitigating large-scale industrial facilities.
Mr. Feldman holds a degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Humboldt State University, 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 is active in the International Facility Management Association, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2009.