Amber Meshack

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AMBER MESHACK

Director, Business, Jobs, and Social Responsibility | LAWA

Amber Meshack is the Director of the new Business, Jobs, & Social Responsibility division at Los Angeles World Airports. The Division is responsible for leading efforts to maximize business and job opportunities for local, diverse firms and workers. For the past two years, she worked on the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) LAX, where she managed executive operations and strategic projects, including developing the local hire, workforce, and small, local, and disadvantaged business contracting requirements for the $4.9B Automated People Mover project.

Prior to working at LAWA, Amber worked at the City of Los Angeles’s Housing & Community Investment Department, leading strategic planning and policy for the Consolidated Plan, the investment strategy for community development funds the City receives from the Federal government. Amber also served many years with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, where she helped establish The LA Neighborhood Council system, the nation’s largest municipal civic engagement program. At Neighborhood Empowerment, Amber developed and managed programs and policy, including administering the Neighborhood Council elections, and establishing the process by which Neighborhood Councils work with the Mayor annually to help shape the City’s $9 billion general fund budget. A third generation Californian, raised in Los Angeles and San Diego, Amber studied English and Public Policy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.