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Airport Management

Roger Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of Airports Development

Roger Johnson
Roger Johnson

Roger A. Johnson is the Program Executive for the new Automated People Mover (APM) project at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).  This project is the most critical element of the $5.5-billion Landside Access Modernization Program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and provides for a seamless connection between the airport and a new Consolidated Rental Car facility and other public transportation facilities.

Professional Experience
Johnson brings more than 30 years experience in environmental management, civil and environmental engineering, planning, construction, and construction management.  During his 13-year career with LAWA, Johnson has been responsible for the recent $8.5- billion modernization of LAX, which includes the New Tom Bradley International Terminal and other major facility and infrastructure improvements at Ontario International and Van Nuys airports.  Johnson also previously served as Deputy Executive Director for Technology and Environmental Affairs and was Program Manager for the LAX Master Plan Environmental Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report, developing LAWA’s sustainability program and directing the activities of the Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Regional Transportation and Information Technology divisions.

Johnson’s other professional experience includes serving as Vice President and Technical Services Manager for Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. (CDM), an international consulting firm with more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

During his 17 years with CDM, he was responsible for management of the Aviation, Planning and Environmental Services Division and provided technical oversight, staffing, and project delivery support for various aviation projects.  Johnson was also responsible for marketing and business development, staffing, employee development and division profit and loss, and personally managed engineering, planning and environmental projects for over 150 airports across the United States, Europe and Asia, including Los Angeles World Airports, San Diego International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark International Airport and Denver International Airport.

Johnson graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.