Chief Sustainability Officer at Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Marcel Porras is the Chief Sustainability Officer for LADOT, where he directs the city’s newly established Shared Mobility Group including taxis, bike share, car share, ride share, and autonomous and connected vehicles to ensure that available transportation amenities are maximized in Los Angeles.
Most recently, Marcel worked in the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti as Associate Director of Transportation where he worked to develop and implement the Mayor’s transportation agenda. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Marcel worked on various issues related to planning, economic development, and transportation for then Councilman Eric Garcetti.
Born and raised in Southern California, Marcel is an avid traveler, who has lived and worked in Latin America. These experiences provide him with a unique range of perspectives on cities, urban development, and mobility.
Marcel holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Latin American Studies.