Mr. Richard Francis

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The Interim Airport Director of John Wayne Airport administers all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. He has direct responsibilities for six Airport divisions which include: Business Development, Facilities Development, Finance Administration, Maintenance, Operations and Public Affairs. He also oversees the Airport staff and the Airport budget.

Mr. Francis served as Assistant Airport Director of John Wayne Airport from 2017 - 2021. 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.