Chairman and CEO
LSA Associates Inc
Les Card is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer with LSA Associates, Inc. (LSA). He has been with LSA 30 years, since 1984. LSA is an employee-owned environmental planning consulting company of 200 employees.
Les has over 40 years of experience in transportation planning and environmental permitting focused in traffic related issues. His primary responsibilities with LSA include oversight of 8 regional offices, corporate business and financial plan implementation, and professional development of environmental planning and transportation engineering disciplines. Some of Les’s most notable projects include participation in the initial planning for bothSan Joaquinand Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridors, Laguna Canyon Road Improvements, and environmental permitting for numerous Measure M projects.
Prior to joining LSA, Les spent three years with a local civil engineering company; prior to that, from 1975 to 1981, he worked with the City of Irvine as Manager of Transportation Services.
Les is a registered Civil and Traffic Engineer in California and Professional Engineer in Colorado.
In community service, Les served on the Board of the Orange County Rescue Mission and played a key role in the establishment of the House of Hope, a 36 bed facility for women and children, in the City of Orange. Les is also a board member of the Orange County Building Industry Association and Spirit Christian Academy.
Les and his wife Sue have been married for 34 years, have six children, ages 32 to 14, and live in North Tustin.