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Adrienne Lindgren Joins the WSP Urban Aviation Innovation Team

Parul Dubey on July 24, 2018 - in News, People

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 16, 2018) — Adrienne Lindgren joins WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy to focus on urban aviation innovation. In her new role, Ms. Lindgren will utilize her most recent experience as the manager of economic and business policy at the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to meet the needs of advisory clients.

Urban aviation is one of the growing segments in WSP USA’s advisory services portfolio. “Adrienne brings a diverse skill set in planning, infrastructure finance, economic development, trade and commerce, politics and international relations to our team,” says John Porcari, president of advisory services at WSP USA. “She is enthusiastic about the emerging field of urban aviation and its intersection with the other urban safety and mobility initiatives, including autonomous vehicles.”

Within urban aerial innovation, Ms. Lindgren brings knowledge of several aspects from the technical, to regulatory, to financial and economic considerations and works at the intersection of these fields, which emphasizes the integration of technologies like UAVs and eVTOLs into mobility systems and the national airspace. Her focus will be to boost WSP’s visibility in urban aviation innovation across all sectors and end markets including federal, state, local/municipal, and commercial.

Ms. Lindgren’s work as part of Mayor Garcetti’s administration, included putting in place frameworks, programmatic structures and implementation plans for over $1 billion in local and federal initiatives including the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program, a multi-agency proposal that integrated uses for UAVs into the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Van Nuys Airport, and with the Los Angeles Fire Department. In addition to her role in developing the city’s new urban aviation strategy, Ms. Lindgren also oversaw the implementation of public-private partnerships for industrial innovation and cluster development, and led stakeholder engagement with private partners and public agencies including the Port of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Los Angeles World Airports; FAA; NASA; and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Defense and Commerce.

WSP provides a full range of planning, program management, design, and construction management services for aviation, including extensive experience in road and rail access to airports. Specialized services include strategic consulting, security system planning and design, environmental studies, access and transit studies, sustainability consulting, and financial and economic analysis. Active in aviation for more than 70 years, the firm is currently at work on projects at airports in Los Angeles, Denver, New York, Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey.



WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

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