Speaker: Lisa Trifiletti
Director of Environmental and Land Use Planning
Los Angeles World Airports
In early 2014, Lisa Trifiletti was appointed Director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) newly created Environmental and Land Use Planning Division where she directs the activities of Environmental Performance, Environmental Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Planning and Engineering, Entitlements and Environmental Clearances for LAWA's three airports and Palmdale land holding.
Ms. Trifiletti oversees all environmental planning and engineering, entitlement applications and environmental documents for all proposed projects at LAWA airports and properties, including the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and oversees a diverse set of environmental programs including environmental compliance, environmental performance, noise management, site assessments, sound insulation grant program, sustainability, storage tanks, water quality and wildlife.
Additionally, for the past 18 months, she has served as the LAWA project manager responsible for coordination with Metro on the Airport Metro Connector Project.
Lisa brought extensive experience in government land use planning when she was recruited by LAWA in 2010 to start a new master planning process for 340 acres of mostly vacant land north of the LAX runways and south of the Westchester and Playa del Rey communities.
Lisa's trademark enthusiasm, hands on approach and boundless energy were welcomed when she
was hired to assist LAWA's work with the local community, Council District 11, and the myriad of government agencies to develop a master plan for the LAX northside properties.
Currently, Ms. Trifiletti serves as a board member of New Economics for Women (NEW), a non-profit group working to improve housing and economic development for immigrants and low income families throughout southern California.
She also serves as board member of NEW charter schools, NEW develops schools to further community transformation and help families improve their educational status.
The schools function as separate, non-profit organizations and exceed the State Board of Education's
Academic Performance Index (API) goal of 800.
Currently less than 50% of California schools have met this goal.
Ms. Trifiletti graduated from Boston College with a double major in history and secondary education in 1997.
She received her Master of Arts Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1998.
In 2002, she
received a full scholarship to Loyola Law School
as a public interest law scholar.
After law school, she worked for the litigation and government departments for the law firm, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips.