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Breakfast w/ Sharon Gookin – Deputy CEO, METRO

May 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am PDT

$15 – $25


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AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Reception w/ Sharon Gookin – Deputy CEO, METRO

2023 City Leaders Breakfast Series Presented By: Gannett Fleming

The 2023 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.

Sharon Gookin – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, METRO

Sharon Gookin joined Metro as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. responsible for providing daily support and oversight of long-term planning and build-out of the transit system, driving Metro’s public-private partnership initiatives and overseeing the Metro Audit Services Department.

A 30-year veteran with the Fluor Corporation, Ms. Gookin began her career as a Design Engineer, and has served as a Deputy Project Director for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project (Maryland), I-495 Express Lanes Project (Virginia), and State Highway 130 Highway (Texas) Project. She has served as the Chief Engineer, leading the execution of all engineering within the Infrastructure Business Line. Ms. Gookin most recently served as the Design-Build Project Director for the LAX Automated People Mover Project, a $4.9 billion project.

She has proven expertise in driving major infrastructure projects nationwide using alternative delivery methods. Her experience touches all aspects of project development and execution, from environmental clearance through construction phases, including acting as an owner representative on a program management contract in San Bernardino County. Ms. Gookin was recently recognized for providing gold-standard transformational leadership to drive the successful execution of several complex construction projects.

Ms. Gookin holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and she holds a Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in California.

“With three decades of experience within the private sector delivering major transportation projects throughout the United States, I am thrilled to now be a part of the great team at Metro that is leading an infrastructure transformation in Los Angeles County,” said Gookin. “As the new Deputy CEO, my primary focus will be related to all aspects of the agency’s significant Capital Improvement Program. This includes long-term planning through final build-out and successful handoff to Operations. The work that Metro is doing is directly aligned with what I am most passionate about. It is a real privilege to now be a part of this team.”

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May 19, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
$15 – $25
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