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. As Interim General Manager for LADOT, she leads 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 and later served as senior aide to several elected officials including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In those roles, Connie led efforts to secure key policy wins, line the minimum wage increase, the passage of Measure M and the LA 2028 Olympic bid. After spending more than two years managing policy and public affairs for Airbnb, Connie joined LADOT in 2019 as Assistant General Manager, External Affairs. In this role, she oversaw community engagement, communications, government relations, and equity initiatives for the department and led major projects including the development of the Strategic Plan. 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.