Airport Organization

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 of Orange Human Resources BusinessDevelopment Finance 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. Barry A. Rondinella, A.A.E./C.A.E., 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.

Mr. Richard Francis, 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. David Pfeiffer, 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. Lawrence G. Serafini, Deputy Airport Director, Planning & Development

The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Planning & Development, 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.

Ms. Mariane Teschner, Deputy Airport Director, Finance

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 comprised of Airport staff and out-stationed Auditor-Controller staff.

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.

Mr. Eric Freed, 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 and Social Media; 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.