Cynthia Guidry has been named the director at Long Beach (LGB), replacing Jess Romo who retired in February.

Prior to her new job, Guidry had been serving as deputy executive director for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which oversees Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY), where she was responsible for more than 400 employees in the LAWA Planning and Development Group.

“We are excited to welcome Cynthia Guidry to Long Beach Airport,” says Patrick West, Long Beach city manager. “As an airport professional and a Long Beach resident, she understands our community, our customers and how unique Long Beach Airport truly is.”

During her time at LAWA, Guidry managed multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects, including construction safety, logistics, inspections and quality assurance programs.

“Operating for over 95 years, LGB Airport holds a special niche in the aviation community with its easy access, sustainable facilities, and welcoming feel for travelers,” says Guidry, who formally steps into her new role July 29.  “I look forward to working with the LGB team and our stakeholders for continual partnership and success as we deliver the next phase of airport improvements”.

Claudia Lewis, who had been interim director since Romo’s retirement, will return to her position as the airport’s manager of finance and administration.