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 Maintenance 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 six Airport divisions which include: Business Development, Facilities Development, Finance Administration, Maintenance, Operations and Public Affairs. He oversees the Airport staff and the Airport budget.

Mr. Rondinella has been Airport Director of John Wayne Airport since 2015. The Airport Director develops Airport policy and administers all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. The Airport Director has direct responsibilities for six Airport divisions which include: Business Development, Facilities Development, Finance Administration, Maintenance, Operations, and Public Affairs. He oversees the Airport staff and the Airport budget.

Prior to joining John Wayne Airport, Mr. Rondinella served as Los Angeles World Airports’ Director of Operations, Deputy Director for Operations at Sacramento Airport, and Airport Director for Stockton Metropolitan Airport. He is a licensed commercial pilot and is an Accredited Airport Executive, and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He earned an Associate of Science degree in Commercial Aviation from Mount San Antonio College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.

Mr. Richard Francis, Assistant Airport Director

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 his absence.

Mr. Francis has served as Assistant Airport Director of John Wayne Airport since 2017. The Assistant Airport Director 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 his absence.

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.

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 all necessary services to keep the Airport running efficiently. The Business Development division is comprised of two units, the Asset Management unit and the Insurance unit.

Mr. Pfeiffer has been with the Airport since 2017 as Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Business Development, and is charged with developing, implementing and monitoring all commercial real property contracts involving the Airport, as well as all necessary services to keep the Airport running efficiently. The Business Development division is comprised of two units, the Asset Management unit and the Insurance unit.

Mr. Pfeiffer’s background includes concession development and management planning, negotiation of leases, and management of commercial properties with San Francisco International Airport and Portland International Airport.

Mr. Lawrence G. Serafini, Deputy Airport Director, Facilities Development

The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Facilities Development, is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of facilities capital improvements, development, and engineering for all facilities at JWA. Mr Serafini oversees Engineering, Airport Development and Project Management, Planning, Environmental Compliance, and CADD.

Mr. Serafini has served as Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Facilities Development since 2001. The DAD for Facilities Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of facilities capital improvements, development, and engineering for all facilities at JWA. He oversees Engineering, Airport Development and Project Management, Planning, Environmental Compliance, and CADD.

Mr. Serafini retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, Civil Engineer Corps. He has a Master 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 Administration is responsible for Airport finances, debt and liquidity management, preparation and monitoring of the Airport budget and 5-year strategic financial plan, daily operation of accounting systems and processes, procurement operation, airline rates and charges, preparation of financial statements, regulatory reports, and is the Airport’s liaison to bond rating agencies and bond professional financing team. The division is comprised of three units, Budget and Procurement, Finance, and Accounting Operations. The Accounting unit is comprised of Airport staff and out-stationed Auditor-Controller staff.

Ms. Teschner has been Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Finance Administration, since 2013 and was Airport Finance Manager for more than three years prior. She is responsible for Airport finances, debt and liquidity management, preparation and monitoring of the Airport budget and 5-year strategic financial plan, daily operation of accounting systems and processes, procurement operation, airline rates and charges, preparation of financial statements, regulatory reports, and is the Airport’s liaison to bond rating agencies and bond professional financing team. The division is comprised of three units, Budget and Procurement, Finance, and Accounting Operations. The Accounting unit is comprised of Airport staff and out-stationed Auditor-Controller staff.

Prior to joining the Airport, Ms. Teschner had more than 20 years’ experience working in the private sector in various financial management positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Controller, and Vice President Finance Control and Analysis. She has a Master of Science degree in Business Education and Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management from Saint Scholastica’s College.

Mr. Kevin Flynn, Deputy Airport Director, Maintenance

The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Maintenance, is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing strategic actions for building repair and maintenance, airfield repair and maintenance, central utility plant management, and janitorial and other maintenance service contract management. The DAD for Maintenance provides proactive infrastructure maintenance, preventative repair, utility services, evaluation of current facility structures, and anticipates the needs of the traveling community and airport tenants.

Mr. Flynn began as Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Maintenance, in 2018. The DAD for Maintenance is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing strategic actions for building repair and maintenance, airfield repair and maintenance, central utility plant management, and janitorial and other maintenance service contract management. Mr. Flynn also provides proactive infrastructure maintenance, preventative repair, utility services, evaluation of current facility structures, and anticipates the needs of the traveling community and airport tenants.

Mr. Flynn has more than 25 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, and prior to joining John Wayne Airport, he was Vice President for Kimley-Horn and Associates. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts.

Mr. Scott Hagen, Deputy Airport Director, Operations

The Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Operations, is charged with the day-to-day oversight of Airport activities and Information Technology. Airport Operations is comprised of three units, Airside Operations, Landside Operations and Information Technology. Airport Operations conducts Airport inspections, addresses the needs of Airport tenants, airlines and travelers, oversees administration of general aviation aircraft, manages employee identification and badging process, manages parking facilities, and monitors ground transportation providers. As JWA’s Security Coordinator, Scott also oversees JWA Police Services and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting services, and is primary point of contact to the Transportation Security Administration.

Mr. Hagen has served as Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Operations, since 2005. He is charged with the day-to-day oversight of Airport activities and Information Technology. Airport Operations is comprised of three units, Airside Operations, Landside Operations and Information Technology. Airport Operations conducts Airport inspections, addresses the needs of Airport tenants, airlines and travelers, oversees administration of general aviation aircraft, manages employee identification and badging process, manages parking facilities, and monitors ground transportation providers. As JWA’s Security Coordinator, Mr. Hagen also oversees JWA Police Services and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting services, and is primary point of contact to the Transportation Security Administration.

Prior to his appointment as DAD, Mr. Hagen served as Manager, Landside Operations for more than 6 years. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics, and is licensed by the FAA as a Private Pilot and an Airframe & Power Plant mechanic.

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.

Mr. Freed has been with John Wayne Airport for more than 30 years and has served as Deputy Airport Director (DAD), Public Affairs, since 2016. He is responsible for all aspects of government, media and community relations, customer relations and communications at John Wayne Airport. The Public Affairs division is comprised of four units, Access & Noise, Communications, Customer Relations and Public Relations. Mr. Freed began his career at the Airport in 1988, and prior to his appointment as DAD, he was Manager of Access and Noise, where he managed the Access and Noise office for more than 14 years.

Before joining the Airport he was Executive Assistant to former Orange County Supervisor Roger Stanton. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.