FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2000
Contact: Diane Thomas
CEO Appoints Director
for John Wayne Airport
(SANTA ANA) - County
Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier today announced the
appointment of Alan L. Murphy as director of John Wayne
Airport (JWA). Murphy will be responsible for the oversight
of all airport activities, and will continue to serve
as the Aviation Team Leader for the MCAS El Toro Master
Murphy served as the Interim Assistant Airport Director
since April 1999 and assisted the Interim Director in
the day-to-day operations of the Airport. Prior to his
interim appointment, Murphy served as the Deputy Airport
Director of Facilities at JWA. In that position he was
responsible for the activities of four divisions including
Airport Development, Engineering, Maintenance, and Planning
and Environmental Compliance. During his tenure at JWA,
Murphy also directed the construction of the $310 million
Airport Improvement Project in which the new Thomas F.
Riley Terminal was constructed.
"I will work with JWA staff to ensure the continuation
of the high quality service our residents have come to
expect," said Murphy. "It is my goal to keep
JWA one of the safest and most efficient airports in the
"I've worked with Alan for many years and I have
complete confidence in his abilities," said Mittermeier.
"We are fortunate that he already had solid experience
with JWA. Hes an excellent manager and I'm confident
that he will do a great job."