Orange County’s Board of Supervisors appointed Charlene Reynolds as the new director of John Wayne Airport on May 24.
The Phoenix-native holds over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.
Reynolds is currently the chief commercial officer of the Houston Airport System, and previously worked for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as the Interim and Assistant Aviation Director. She also worked for the city of Phoenix for 15 years in the transportation department and the city manager’s office.
“Improving the quality of both internal and external community operations remain my priority. Ms. Reynolds impressed me with her earnest responses, hard work ethic, emphasis on collaborations with stakeholders, and breadth of knowledge on environmental and sustainable practices to clean up the airport and its impacts,” OC Supervisor Katrina Foley said in a statement.