TOPIC - Bob Hope Airport & John Wayne Airport
The ASCE Orange County Branch would like to invite you to attend the January Luncheon Meeting for a presentation on the Bob Hope Airport and John Wayne Airport improvement programs.
The Bob Hope Airport authority has been looking to replace the current terminal, which was built in the 1930s, because it does not meet current seismic standards or modern Federal Aviation Administration standards. Burbank Bob Hope Airport is working with the Burbank community and neighboring cities to build a safer, 14-gate 355,000 square foot replacement terminal that is farther from the runways and meets current earthquake design standards, with the same convenience and easy access that Burbank residents and all air travelers now enjoy while providing new amenities typically available in modern terminals – at no cost to the Burbank taxpayers. The Airport will maintain the same number of gates (14) as well as its efforts to protect neighboring communities.
John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), owned and operated by the County of Orange, is the only commercial service airport in Orange County, California. It is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. In 2016, over 10 million passengers were served.
John Wayne Airport plays a unique and crucial role in the Orange County community. It is the only airport in Orange County that provides commercial passenger and air-cargo service and is the primary provider of general aviation services and facilities in the county. It is home to local law enforcement air operations and to medical/mercy flights. JWA is the gateway through which millions of passengers travel each year to their homes, their families, their vacations, and their businesses.
Join us as our speakers Dan Feger, Director, Development Services, and Lawrence G. Serafini, Deputy Airport Director discuss future improvements to the Burbank Bob Hope Airport and John Wayne Airport.
Dan Feger was named Executive Director at Bob Hope Airport in August 2008. He first joined the airport staff in 1988 as the Airport Engineer. He supervised numerous capital projects and planning efforts over the years, and has played a key role in developing conceptual design options for various airport development proposals.
He was named Director of Engineering and Planning in 1992, and later Deputy Executive Director in 2001. In that capacity, he oversaw all aspects of managing the Airport, including day-to-day maintenance and operations, community and governmental relations, facility development, public safety and regulatory agency compliance.
Mr. Feger holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from UCLA and worked at the engineering firm of C F Braun prior to joining the airport staff.
Lawrence G. Serafini
Lawrence G. Serafini is the Deputy Airport Director of Facilities for Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, the 40th busiest commercial airport and 27th busiest airport (total operations) in the nation. In this position, Mr. Serafini oversees Airport Development, Engineering, Maintenance, Information Systems, Planning and Environmental Compliance.
In the absence of an Airport Director from Febraury 2015 to November 2015, Mr. Serafini was the Interim Airport Director. In this position, Mr. Serafini developed Airport policy and administered all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. As the Interim Airport Director, he was directly responsible for five Airport divisions which included: Business Development, Facilities, Finance & Administration, Operations and Public Affairs. He also oversaw the Airport staff and the Airport budget. Prior to joining JWA in August 2001, Mr. Serafini served as a consultant to the Airport for eight years.
After serving nearly 17 dedicated years in the United States Navy, Mr. Serafini retired as Lieutenant Commander, Civil Engineer Corps, while stationed as the Assistant Installation Director, MCAS El Toro and Environmental Officer, MCABWEST. While in uniform, Mr. Serafini served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Post of the Society of American Military Engineers.
Mr. Serafini is a registered Civil Engineer with the California Professional Engineers Association. He is a mentor and supporter of young engineers, having been involved with the UCI Civil Engineering / Environmental School Affiliates for over 20 years.
Mr. Serafini received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialty) from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (minor in Economics) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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ASCE Orange County Branch
This Branch was created in 1952 to allow civil engineers to network, exchange ideas, build leadership skills, create lifelong professional connections, and improve the quality of life on Orange County.