Cynthia Guidry Appointed as Airport Director by the City of Long Beach
July 1, 2019
LONG BEACH, CA – The City of Long Beach has selected Cynthia Guidry, P.E.,
as the City’s Director of the Long Beach Airport (LGB). Ms. Guidry brings 26
years of local government experience in various leadership positions including
14 years in airport management. She will begin her new position July 29, 2019.
For the past five years, Ms. Guidry has served as the Deputy Executive Director
for the City of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the governing body for LAX
and Van Nuys Airports. There, she oversaw more than 400 employees in the
LAWA Planning and Development Group. She also has managed employees in
the LAWA Planning, Environmental, Engineering and Facility Management
Divisions. Previously, she held positions as Chief of Planning and Civil Engineer
at LAWA and she began her engineering career in the Department of Public
Works for City of Los Angeles.
“We are excited to welcome Cynthia Guidry to Long Beach Airport,” said City Manager Patrick H. West. “Ms. Guidry has a wealth of expertise, having served in an airport management capacity at one of the world’s largest airports. As an airport professional and a Long Beach resident, she understands our community, our customers and how unique Long Beach Airport truly is.”
Ms. Guidry has a background in civil engineering and project management. At LAWA, she led efforts
developing new policy and procedures for LAWA’s Capital Improvement Program and managed multibillion-
dollar capital improvement projects. She has also been responsible for construction safety,
logistics, inspections and Quality Assurance programs.
Ms. Guidry earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and an
MBA from Pepperdine University. She is also a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).
“I am thrilled to join the team and honored that the City of Long Beach selected me to steward an
incredible award-winning airport,” said Ms. Guidry. “Operating for over 95 years, LGB Airport holds a
special niche in the aviation community with its easy access, sustainable facilities, and welcoming feel for
travelers. I look forward to working with the LGB team and our stakeholders for continual partnership and
success as we deliver the next phase of airport improvements.”