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Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director-SANDAG
June 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
After an extensive national search and recruitment effort, the SANDAG Board of Directors announced in September 2018 that Hasan Ikhrata, a widely lauded transportation and planning expert, had been selected as their new Executive Director. Ikhrata was previously the Executive Director of SCAG, the Southern California Association of Governments (Los Angeles), for more than a decade, and began his new position with SANDAG on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Ikhrata worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the South Coast Air Quality Management District before first jointing SCAG in 1994. Born in Jordan, he has a master’s degree in civil engineering from UCLA.
“This region deserves a great vision to have a state-of-the-art, unmatched transportation system that the rest of the world will say ‘Look what San Diego did,’” Ikhrata said following the announcement of his new position.
A San Diego Grand Central Station? Ikhrata will be talking about his vision for the San Diego Airport and improving transit there.