Robert Freeman


Director - Los Angeles World Airports, Environmental Manager

Airport Environmental Manager, Los Angeles World Airports

Rob grew up wanting to be an Aerospace Engineer working for McDonnell Douglas or JPL. Turns out that while in school at UC Irvine, he was just as interested in environmental science and conservation as in aircraft and rockets. So, it makes sense that he is now an Airport Environmental Manager at the Los Angeles International Airport and has a 23 year career with the City of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles World Airports Environmental Compliance Division manages issues for air quality pollution, water quality, hazardous materials and waste, soil contamination, and other environmental topics at LAX, Van Nuys Airport, and the property at the site of the proposed Palmdale Airport. Before coming to the City of Los Angeles, Rob was a Water Technician with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, and an Environmental Chemist for an environmental services firm. Rob has a degree in Applied Ecology and a MBA with a focus on Environmental Management.

Rob and his wife Dawn live in South Pasadena their son Zach is attends UCLA as a music major.