Cris B. Liban, E.S.E., 2003, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Cris B. Liban is dedicated to the sustainability of the county’s environment, economy, people, and beyond. He oversees Los Angeles Metro’s internationally recognized environmental, sustainability and energy initiatives and since 2005 has led the first and most comprehensive sustainability and resiliency program in the transit industry. As L.A. Metro’s executive for environmental compliance and sustainability, he developed the agency’s first Power Purchase Agreement and has run the first EV charger system owned by a transit agency. His commitment has improved the environmental quality of the agency’s infrastructure and service while delivering projects that are equitable, diverse, inclusive, resilient and sustainable without driving up costs.  Liban chairs the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Committee on Sustainability where he oversaw the development of the first ANSI international standard on sustainable infrastructure, served on the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served on California’s AB2800 Climate Safety Infrastructure Working Group. Liban concurrently (2020) serves as a Commissioner to both the L.A. County Beach Commission and the L.A. City Board of Transportation Commissioners.