Two Executives Appointed

Airports appoints two to top executive level positions.

Airports: In March, Airports made two new executive appointments. Louis Gutierrez is the new Chief Human Capital and Equity Officer, and Martin Elam is the new Deputy Executive Director, Public Safety and Security.

Louis Gutierrez

Louis Gutierrez is an accomplished executive and attorney who has served in senior human resources, legal and other administrative roles for a diverse group of prominent organizations, including Paramount Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting, the Port of Long Beach, and AltaMed Health Services. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of Airports Human Capital functions, as well as all Airports diversity, equity and inclusivity programs and initiatives. He previously served as special adviser for employee relations at USC. He has spent more than 20 years leading human capital and organizational effectiveness initiatives, creating organizations with high employee performance and engagement levels. He also has served as an adviser and coach to business leaders across multiple industries. Gutierrez has successfully managed multiple business functions, including employee compensation, employee benefits including retirement plans, human resources information systems, talent acquisition, employee learning and development, performance management, workforce planning including emerging talent pipelines, succession planning, labor relations, human resources legal, and diversity and inclusion. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law.

Martin Elam

Martin Elam is an accomplished homeland security executive with more than 20 years of experience leading personnel and operations in highly complex environments. In his new position, he oversees all local, state and federal law-enforcement partnerships, intelligence analysis, threat assessments, the Airports badging office and other critical safety and security initiatives. Elam will work collaboratively with the Chief of Airport Police, with both reporting to the Airports CEO. Prior to joining Airports, Elam was a member of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Security Executive Service for the last decade, most recently serving as an Executive Director for Domestic Aviation Operations at TSA Headquarters in Virginia, where he provided leadership, direction and support for approximately one third of the nation’s airports, including 25 Federal Security Directors. He has provided executive leadership of transportation security operations in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. He previously served with the TSA at LAX as the Deputy Federal Security Director. Elam is a graduate of several executive education programs, including the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Tel Aviv University’s Homeland Security Studies Program, and the Federal Executive Institute.
The Club welcomes Louis Gutierrez and Martin Elam to the City.