Airport Director Alan L. Murphy Retires and Board of Supervisors Names Lawrence G. Serafini Acting Airport Director

Photo of Alan Murphy waiving from vintage airplane John Wayne Airport (JWA) staff bid Airport Director Alan L. Murphy a fond farewell on February 5, 2015. As part of the retirement festivities, JWA staff chipped in and gave the retiring Airport Director one last look at JWA from a WWII-era SNJ-6 flown by Mark Foster, president of the Lyon Air Museum.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has appointed Lawrence G. Serafini as Acting Airport Director of John Wayne Airport.

Mr. Serafini began his career with John Wayne Airport as Deputy Airport Director, Facilities in August 2001. Photo of Mr. Serafini in his office standing in front of model airplanesIn this position, he has been responsible for managing Airport Development, Engineering, Maintenance, Information Systems, Planning and Environmental Compliance.

Mr. Serafini holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a registered California Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering. Mr. Serafini retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, Civil Engineer Corps.

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