Lydia H. Kennard is President & Chief Executive Officer of KDG Construction Consulting. In this role, Kennard leads a company that provides program and construction management services to public and private sector clients throughout California and the Western United States. Kennard has also served as a Founding Principal of Airport Property Ventures, an operator and developer of general aviation facilities.
Kennard was appointed as the Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) from 1999 through 2003 and again from 2005 to early 2007. During her tenure with LAWA, Kennard oversaw and managed the country’s second largest airport system, which included four airports, a staff of more than 3,000 people, and an annual budget of nearly $1 billion.
Kennard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Management from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.