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John Wayne Airport Organizational Chart

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John Wayne Airport Organizational Chart Board of Supervisors County Executive Office Airport Director Assistant Airport Director Arts Commission County Counsel Human Resources BusinessDevelopment FinanceAdministration Operations

 

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. The Board creates policy for the management of the Airport. The Board also appoints a five-member advisory commission called the Orange County Airport Commission that makes recommendations to the Board for development, maintenance and operation of John Wayne Airport. Commission members have terms that are concurrent with the term of the County Supervisor that made the appointment.

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County Executive Office

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 of Orange is operated in an efficient, accountable, and responsive manner. The County Executive Officer provides direction to all County agency/department heads directly assigned 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 department budgets.

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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: Business Development, Facilities, Finance & Administration, Operations and Public Affairs. He oversees the Airport staff and the Airport budget.

Alan Murphy is the Airport Director for Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, the 38th busiest commercial passenger airport and 33rd busiest airport (total operations) in the nation. As Airport Director, he oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Airport including Business Development, Facilities, Finance & Administration, Operations and Public Affairs. He is responsible for managing a $273 million annual budget and a staff of approximately 178 employees.

Prior to his appointment as Airport Director in January 2000, Mr. Murphy served in a number of other capacities at John Wayne Airport, including Interim Assistant Airport Director, Director of Facilities, and Director of the original John Wayne Airport Improvement Project in 1988, where he managed the construction of the Airport’s Thomas F. Riley Terminal. Before his service at the Airport, Mr. Murphy was an Executive Assistant to former Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley.

Mr. Murphy just completed a term as President of the California Airports Council and is a member of the Airports Council International of North America (ACI-NA) Reauthorization Working Group.

Mr. Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business/Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.

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.

Loan Leblow has served as Assistant Airport Director of John Wayne Airport since January 2000. As Assistant Airport Director, her responsibilities include assisting the Airport Director in policy development and overseeing the day-to-day operations of all Airport activities, which include the divisions of Business Development, Facilities, Finance and Administration, Operations, and Public Affairs. These divisions are managed by Deputy Airport Directors.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Leblow served as Interim Airport Director at the Airport from 1998 to 1999. She has also served as Deputy Airport Director of Finance and Administration, at which time she was responsible for airport finance, investment, accounting, information systems, human resources and administrative activities.

In addition to being a certified public accountant, Ms. Leblow has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Fullerton. Ms. Leblow is a current member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Mr. Ralph Sanchez, 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.

Ralph Sanchez is the Deputy Airport Director for Business Development.  The duties of the Deputy Airport Director for Business Development include full responsibility for planning, organizing and controlling business development activities including revenue development, properties, procurement and insurance.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Sanchez served as an Administrative Manager in Asset Management for the Airport and has worked at the Airport since 2002.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and an Associate in Science Degree in Real Estate from Irvine Valley College. Mr. Sanchez is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has over 30 years of experience in property acquisitions, management and real estate finance.

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 for all facilities at John Wayne Airport. The DAD for Facilities is directly responsible for the following John Wayne Airport sections: Engineering, Airport Development, Planning & CADD, Maintenance and Information Systems.

Larry Serafini has served as Deputy Airport Director of Facilities for John Wayne Airport since 2001. Mr. Serafini's responsibilities include oversight of airport development, engineering, information systems, maintenance and planning and environmental compliance.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Serafini served as Principal for JHTM & Associates.

Mr. Serafini has a Masters of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ms. Mariane Teschner, Deputy Airport Director, Finance & Administration

The 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 providing administrative 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 & Administration.

Mariane Teschner became the Deputy Airport Director of Finance and Administration in 2013 after serving as the Airport Finance Manager for more than three years.  Ms. Teschner’s responsibilities include oversight of airport finance, accounting, budget and administrative activities and functions; preparation of airline terminal rent rates and charges; monitoring airport cash flow and investments; monitoring capital improvement budgets and expenditures;  coordinating investor relations; and managing all aspects of Airport debt and bond indenture compliance programs.

Prior to joining John Wayne Airport as Finance Manager, Mariane Teschner came from the private sector and worked in various financial management positions (as Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Controller, Vice President of Finance Control and Analysis) at banks and financial institutions.

Ms. Teschner has a Master’s Degree in Business Education and Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management from Saint Scholastica’s College.

Mr. Scott Hagen, Deputy Airport Director, Operations

The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Operations, is charged with the day-to-day oversight of Airport activities by ensuring that John Wayne Airport operates safely, securely, and effectively, 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.

Scott Hagen has served as Deputy Airport Director of Operations for John Wayne Airport since 2005. In this role, Mr. Hagen's responsibilities include oversight of Airport operations staff, as well as two major service contracts comprised of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting contract with the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriffs Department, Airport Police Services Division contract. Functional responsibilities within the Operations Division include Federal Aviation Administration airport certification compliance, Transportation Security Administration regulatory compliance, Airport contract operational oversight, Automated Vehicle Identification program administration, emergency planning and response, construction coordination, and tenant/public relations.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Hagen served as the Manager, Landside Operations at John Wayne Airport for over six years. He also served six years in the Operations Department at Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport at the start of his airport management career.

Mr. Hagen is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics and is an FAA-licensed Private Pilot and Airframe & Power Plant mechanic.

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, customer 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.

Courtney C. Wiercioch is the Deputy Airport Director, Public Affairs for Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, the 38th busiest commercial passenger airport and 33rd busiest airport (total operations) in the nation. As Deputy Airport Director, Public Affairs, Ms. Wiercioch oversees all aspects of JWA’s Access and Noise Program, government relations, customer relations, communications and media.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Airport Director in 2004, Ms. Wiercioch served as Director, Public Affairs for CalOptima, an agency that provides managed health care throughout Orange County. Before joining CalOptima, she served in a number of other capacities with the County of Orange including Manager of the El Toro Master Development Program, Assistant County Executive Officer for Public Affairs, John Wayne Airport Deputy Airport Director, Government/Community Relations and Executive Assistant to Supervisor Thomas F. Riley.

Ms. Wiercioch has a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and is a graduate of the Coro Foundation’s Orange County Focus Program.