Orange County Board of Supervisors
John Wayne Airport is owned and operated by the County of Orange. The five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors oversees the management of County government and its many special districts. The five Supervisors are elected by districts to four-year terms by the citizens of Orange County.
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County Executive Officer
The County Executive Office (CEO) is the
corporate administrative branch of Orange County government.
The CEO is
responsible for providing
leadership, vision and a knowledge of emerging trends and issues
impacting Orange County. The CEO, in turn, supports and implements
Board of Supervisors policy and ensures that the County
accountable, and responsive manner. The County Executive Officer
provides direction to all County agency/department heads directly
to him, and provides administrative oversight
to those department heads who report directly to the Board of
Supervisors. In addition, the County Executive Officer also has budgetary oversight
to all department and elected
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Mr. Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director
The Airport Director of John Wayne Airport develops Airport policy and administers all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. The Airport Director has direct responsibilities for five Airport divisions which include: Airport Operations, Business Development, Facilities, Finance & Administration and Public Affairs. He oversees the Airport staff and the Airport budget.
Ms. Loan Leblow, Assistant Airport Director
The Assistant Airport Director of John Wayne Airport assists the Airport Director developing Airport policy and administering all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. This includes the oversight of the five Airport Divisions, Human Resources, and Quality Assurance & Compliance, as well as the Airport budget. The Assistant Airport Director acts as the Airport Director in his absence.
Mr. Roy Freeman, Deputy Airport Director, Business Development
The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Business
Development, is charged with developing, implementing and monitoring
all commercial real property contracts involving the Airport,
as well as purchasing all necessary equipment and services to
keep the Airport running efficiently. The Business Development division is comprised
of three units, the Asset Management unit, the Purchasing unit
and the Insurance unit.
Mr. Larry Serafini, Deputy Airport Director, Facilities
The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Facilities,
is responsible for planning, organizing
and directing all aspects of facilities management and engineering
facilities at John Wayne Airport. The DAD for Facilities is also
directly responsible for the following John Wayne Airport sections: Engineering,
Airport Development, Planning & CADD, Maintenance and Information
Airport Engineering reviews and approves the
design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates
in connection with the construction or maintenance of public
works engineering projects involving John Wayne Airport runways
and taxiways, terminal buildings, parking structures, roadways,
traffic control devices, bridges, drainage structures, sewer
systems and the water and fuel distribution systems. Engineering
is also responsible for keeping all Airport facilities in compliance
with all the FAA standards.
The Airport Development section administers
the Airport Capitol Improvement Program (CIP) in accordance with
the County of Orange Contract Policy Manual, the State of California
contracting regulations and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Airport Development Project Manager’s oversee the design
and construction of various Airport improvement projects.
Planning & CADD
Planning is responsible for the development of facilities at John Wayne Airport. This responsibility includes amendments to the Airport Master Plan and major revisions to the Airport Layout Plan, in coordination with the Airport Engineering Division. In addition, Planning represents the Airport on regional and county planning bodies. The Manager of the John Wayne Airport Planning section also serves as the Executive Officer of the Airport Land Use Commission for Orange County, as well as coordinates the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) clearance for Airport projects. The Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) section supports all Airport divisions by preparing, updating and maintaining design files for all Airport facilities.
The Maintenance Department at John Wayne Airport
is responsible for the upkeep, repair and safety of all of the
Airports’ facilities on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year.
These facilities include a terminal building with 337,000 square
feet of interior space as well as over 500 acres of airfield and
parking structures with more than 10,000 parking spaces. In addition
to the regular repair and upkeep of these facilities, the Maintenance
Department is also responsible for the safety compliance of the
Airport and its many tenants as well as overseeing the Airport’s
compliance with all local, state and federal environmental regulations.
The Information Systems section is responsible
for the Airport’s Voice and Data Network Infrastructure,
servers, workstations and all peripherals. This section also
provides consulting services for all Airport computer based systems
and recommends technologies that will enhance and compliment
the existing systems.
Ms. Mariane Teschner, Deputy Airport Director, Finance & Administration
Deputy Airport Director (DAD),
Finance and Administration,
is responsible for Airport
finances, the preparation
and monitoring of the Airport
budget, the daily operation
of accounting systems and
processes, the preparation
of the financial statements,
and administrative activities
and functions, including
support to all Airport divisions. The
division is comprised of
three units, Budget, Finance
and Staff Services. The Accounting
Department is an out-stationed
County of Orange unit with
dual reporting responsibilities
to the County of Orange Auditor-Controller Agency and the
John Wayne Airport Deputy
Airport Director of Finance
Ms. Courtney Wiercioch, Deputy Airport Director, Public Affairs
The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Public Affairs, is responsible for all aspects of government, media and community relations, and communications at John Wayne Airport. Public Affairs staff is charged with responding to media and public inquiries; serving as front-line customer service agents; coordinating Ambassador and Tour Guide volunteer programs; planning and organizing museum-quality exhibitions; disbursing information via the Airport website; tracking local, state and federal legislation; enforcing the settlement agreement, educating the surrounding communities about access and noise issues and handling noise complaints. The Public Affairs division is comprised of four units, Access & Noise, Communications, Customer Relations and Public Relations.
Mr. Scott Hagen, Deputy Airport Director, Airport Operations
The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Operations,
with the day-to-day oversight
of Airport activities by ensuring that John Wayne Airport operates
safely, securely, and effectively and within the scope of strict
federal regulations. Each day Airport Operations staff conduct
Airport inspections; address the needs of all tenants, patrons,
and other customers; oversee the administration of general aviation
aircraft tiedown spaces; issue and track employee identification
badges and other access cards and keys; manage parking facilities;
and monitor the activities of ground transportation providers.
The Airport Operations division is comprised of two units, Airside Operations and
Landside Operations. As John Wayne Airport's Security Coordinator, the Deputy
Airport Director of Operations also oversees John Wayne Airport
Police Services, provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department,
and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services, provided
by the Orange County Fire Authority, and acts as the primary point
of contact to the Transportation Security Administration.