SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

September 26, 2005 22:05 ET

Kim Day Announces Plans to Leave Los Angeles World Airports

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 26, 2005 -- Kim Day, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), has announced her decision to leave her position of responsibility for the system of four airports owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles.

In a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Board of Airport Commissioners, Day said she wished to resume her career as an architect and requested her resignation be effective October 7, 2005. She offered to be available after that time to assist in the transition of LAWA leadership.

"I have immensely enjoyed serving the City of Los Angeles and its airport system for the past six years, including the last two years as executive director," said Day. "I believe I leave the City's airports financially strong and well-positioned to do their part to meet the regional demand for air service. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the City. I wish you and your new administration well in carrying out your vision for the City and its airports."

Day was appointed to the position in November 2004 after serving as interim executive director since August 2003. She previously served as LAWA's deputy executive director of project and facilities planning since November 1999.

Day is an architect with more than 25 years experience in all phases of design and implementation, including substantial work on aviation projects. She began her professional career in 1977 with Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall (DMJM) of Los Angeles/San Francisco. As a DMJM vice president, Day oversaw a variety of airport and transportation projects, including serving as project director for the Ontario International Airport Terminal Project.

Day earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1977, and has completed graduate course work for the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

The four LAWA airports account for approximately 3,000 employees and a budget of $952 million annually. They are Los Angeles International (LAX), Ontario International (ONT), Van Nuys (VNY) and Palmdale Regional (PMD). LAX is the world's largest origin and destination airport. ONT is one the fastest growing commercial airports in the state. VNY is the world's busiest general aviation airport.

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