Dominic Nessi has been appointed chief information officer of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the Los Angeles City department that owns and operates four Southern California airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Nessi will be responsible for overseeing the department’s Information Technology Division and is expected to play a key role in promoting technology initiatives and securing progressive and effective technology systems at the city’s four airports, officials said.

The Information Technology Division’s responsibilities include network planning, design, implementation and utilization of Los Angeles World Airports information technology infrastructure and related voice, data and video communications systems.

The division is also responsible for client services, strategic planning, quality technological improvements and cost effectiveness.

In announcing the appointment, Los Angeles World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey said Nessi was evaluated as “the best overall candidate for the position by virtue of his extensive experience in information technology, system development, real estate, project management and program and grants management in both the public and private sectors.”

He has received awards and commendations for his professional achievements, most notably the Presidential Rank Award, the nation’s highest civilian award for federal executives.