Executive Team Profiles
Laura Rubio-Cornejo, General Manager
Laura Rubio-Cornejo joined the City of Los Angeles in 2023 as General Manager of the Department of Transportation, bringing with her extensive experience in municipal, regional and state government. As the General Manager, Laura leads a multi-disciplinary department responsible for advancing the safe and efficient multi-modal movement of people and goods within the City.
Prior to joining the City of Los Angeles, Laura served as the Director of Transportation for the City of Pasadena and as Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Laura received a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. During her downtime, you can find Laura lost in a good book, shuttling her kiddos from one event to another or enjoying a nice dinner with her husband and friends.
Daniel E. Mitchell, P.E., Assistant General Manager - Project Delivery & Operations
Dan Mitchell is chief engineer for LADOT, where he has served the public for 20 years.
Tomas Carranza, Assistant General Manager and Chief Technology Officer
Tomas has over 30 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering with the City of Los Angeles. He has led the teams that delivered award-winning programs including the Vehicle Miles Traveled guidelines, Pandemic Travel Behavior Study, and the Zero Emission Delivery Zone program as well as the LADOT Mobility Investment Program, an advanced planning effort that has helped the City successfully secure over $500 million in grant funds for projects that advance safety, sustainability, and equity objectives.
Jay Kim, P.E., Assistant General Manager - Mobility Management
Jay Kim has over 26 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering with the City of Los Angeles. Jay has managed the transportation review of large-scale development projects, including Playa Vista, LAX Master Plan, and NBC Universal.
Bridget Smith, Chief of Staff
Bridget Smith has been at LADOT since 2015. She has over 30 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering, organizational management and public finance. She has led major safety programs for Sacramento and San Francisco and managed large teams that delivered award winning bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic calming projects. Bridget was instrumental in helping San Francisco launch Vision Zero.
Linda Evans, Bureau Head of Field Services
Linda is a Chief Management Analyst who has led the Bureau for the past 3 years and worked with LADOT for 24 years. Linda is a transportation planner by training. Prior to her current assignment, she held leadership positions in the Parking Enforcement, Material Services, Transit, Parking Facilities, and Preferential Parking Divisions.
Makenzi Rasey, Acting Assistant General Manager of External Affairs
Makenzi has a decade of experience advocating for safe, equitable, sustainable transportation policies in California. Through her engagement and coalition building, LADOT has delivered transformative safety and mobility projects, developed new regulatory programs, successfully advocated for safer speed limit setting policies in Sacramento, and implemented new digital tools to ensure safe and equitable services in Los Angeles.
Brian Hale, Chief - Parking Enforcement & Traffic Control
Chief Brian Hale has a diverse law enforcement background that spans over 35 years. Throughout his law enforcement career, Brian has been lauded for his investigative acumen, interpersonal skills, and his ability to achieve successful outcomes. Since joining LADOT In 2012, Brian has led the organization with integrity and helped strengthen the working relationships with other public safety partners. He possesses a deep respect for the work of Traffic Officers and greatly values the essential services Department of Transportation personnel provide to the residents and visitors of Los Angeles.