Executive Team Profiles
Connie Llanos, Interim General Manager
Connie Llanos has more than 15 years experience managing policy, strategic engagement and public affairs in both the public and private sectors, where her work has consistently focused on creating opportunities for underrepresented communities. Currently serving as Interim General Manager for LADOT, she is the first Latina to lead the nation's second-largest municipal transportation agency, managing LADOT's more than 1,300 hardworking women and men, and 52 business lines. Raised in Los Angeles as the proud daughter of Colombian immigrants, Connie began her career as a journalist in Los Angeles and served as senior aide to several local officials including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She joined LADOT in 2019 as Assistant General Manager, External Affairs, overseeing community engagement, communications, government relations, and equity initiatives. She later served as Chief of Staff and Strategy for LADOT, where her responsibilities expanded to include acting as proxy to the General Manager on all day to day operations.
Bridget Smith,P.E., Senior Advisor
Bridget Smith has over 25 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.
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.
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.
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.