Mr. Richard Francis

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The Assistant Airport Director of John Wayne Airport assists the Airport Director in developing Airport policy and administering all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. This includes the oversight of the six Airport Divisions, Human Resources, and Quality Assurance & Compliance, as well as the Airport budget. The Assistant Airport Director acts as the Airport Director in her absence.

Mr. Francis has served as Assistant Airport Director of John Wayne Airport since 2017. Prior to joining the Airport, Mr. Francis served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Costa Mesa for 5 years, as Chief of Staff to former Orange County Supervisor John M.W. Moorlach, and was with the County of Orange Probation Department for 13 years.