Lawrence J. Rolon
ADA COORDINATOR for the OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Mr. Rolon is Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) ADA Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services, a position he has held for 17 years. He joined LAWA in May 1989.
Mr. Rolon oversees LAWA’s disabilities programs and is responsible for compliance with disability regulations at LAWA properties. He manages disability training for the airport community, and prepares publications on a variety of disability-related subjects for the traveling public. He also partners with airline partners to address disability-related issues that impact the entire airport community and works with airlines to address and resolve traveler complaints received by the disability office.
Mr. Rolon works closely with disability communities to identify ways of improving access, public education about available services, disabled air traveler rights, and addressing public concerns about accessibility and air travel. He was instrumental in developing the disability requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNC) wishing to operate out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Most recently, Mr. Rolon’s has been working with the autism community and airline partners on ways to make air travel less stressful for families with autism. He developed and launched the Autism Self-Identification Program along with families with autism, airlines, and airport police; to defuse potential incidents when a person with autism is experiencing a breakdown.
Mr. Rolon has served as assistant to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport Manager where he worked on a variety of Operations-related activities, including the Air Sea Rescue Plan. He also worked at LAX Construction and Maintenance where he was Administrative Officer and served as LAWA’s Utility Manager where he negotiated natural gas contracts and purchased natural gas in the open market.
Mr. Rolon has extensive research experience having been a librarian in San Mateo, California, and was on the library faculty (part-time) at California State University Los Angeles, for over 22 years.
Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), University of Southern California.
Masters of Public Administration (MPA), University of Southern California.
Bachelors of Science in Public Affairs (Public Administration), University of Southern California.