- Elizabeth Leavitt
Senior Director, Environment and Sustainability
Port of Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Elizabeth has over 37 years experience in the environmental, port and aviation fields. She currently works as the Port’s Senior Director, Environment and Sustainability leading port-wide efforts in this important area. Prior to this position, she represented the Port of Seattle as the Director of Aviation Planning and Environmental Programs.
She was responsible for managing the groups that delivers comprehensive planning and environmental services for Seattle -Tacoma International Airport, including the airport’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan. She was also successful in obtaining the permits for the controversial third runway project at SeaTac.
Before joining the Port, she was a regulator and consultant, as well as California Institute of Technology’s leader of Environmental Management at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Elizabeth is currently a member and past chair of Airport’s Council International-North America’s Environmental Steering Committee and the past Chair of the ACI-World Environment Standing Committee and participates in ICAO/CAEP working groups.
She also loves to travel and anything involving water, and was once a class 5 whitewater raft guide.