Lan Saadatnejadi has more than 20 years of experience in delivering infrastructure improvement programs and projects with innovation and ingenuity, including alternative deliveries. She has worked in both public and private sectors and understands what it takes to build a program as well as develop a project from inception through completion. She has comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, regional, and local transportation programs, including high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, toll roads, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, freeway widening, new freeways, interchanges, multi-purpose corridors, operational improvements, etc. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated the ability to take on challenges, bring new initiatives to fruition, build new program and project teams, and elevate teams to the next level. During her tenure with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the Executive Officer of Highway Program, she built a brand new team and developed a $20 billion Measure R Highway Program. She transformed a brand new team from grant administration to project delivery focused, and achieved an annual growth rate of 30% in project delivery. She partnered with California State University Northridge (CSUN) to develop a series of P3 courses focusing on transportation improvement projects and has received many accolades. She founded the LRS Program Delivery, Inc. in 2014 specifically focusing on developing infrastructure projects with public-private partnership approach.
Ms. Saadatnejadi is a licensed civil engineer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and MBA from California State University, Long Beach (CSLB).