Airport Authority

The City of Ontario and San Bernardino County formed the OIAA in August 2012 by enacting a Joint Powers Agreement. The OIAA provides overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of Ontario International Airport (ONT) for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport’s four-county catchment area.

Commissioners are Ontario City Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), and Orange County Business Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn (Secretary), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman.

The Ontario International Airport Authority Commission meetson the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Ontario Convention Center.



Alan D. Wapner
President
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Councilman Alan D. Wapner has been a member of the Ontario City Council for over 21 years. He has a deep understanding of local government and economic development. During his tenure on the Ontario City Council, the city has experienced record economic success. His leadership in projects like, the Ontario Mills Mall, the Ontario Convention Center, the Ontario International Airport, the Ontario Police Station, as well as the Citizens Business Bank Arena, are just some of the projects that have improved the quality of life for the residents of Ontario and the local community.

Councilman Wapner represents Ontario on many regional boards, and is known in the region as an expert on transportation planning. He has also been a member of the League of California Cities and the National League of Cities Public Safety Policy Committees for over 18 years, as well as the National League of Cities Public Safety Steering Committee for six years. Alan is the past Chair of the LCC Public Safety Committee. Alan is also a member of the following Regional Boards:

  • President of the Ontario International Airport Authority
  • 2nd Vice President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • Member of League of California Cities Board of Directors
  • Past Member of Executive Committee of the LCC Mayors and Councilmembers Department
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the LCC Inland Division
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board of Directors
  • Chair-Sanbag Metro Valley Workshop Policy Committee
  • Immediate Past Chair of Omnitrans (Transit Agency) Board of Directors
  • Immediate Past Chair of the SCAG Transportation Policy Committee
  • Alternate Member of Metrolink Board of Directors
  • Chair of League of California Cities Inland Division Legislative Task Force
  • Member of the Metro Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board
  • Member of the California-Nevada Superspeed Train Commission
  • Member of the Mt. San Antonio College Aeronautics Advisory Committee

Prior to his election to the City Council, Councilman Wapner was the Vice President of the Ontario- Montclair School Board, where he was a tireless advocate for improving public education. On the School Board, Wapner was a leader in making sure the district’s children received the best education possible.

Councilman Wapner has a record of serving people in elective office, but he is perhaps best known for his law enforcement experience. After graduating law school, Wapner became a police officer in an effort to make a positive difference for his community. Wapner retired as a sergeant from the Ontario Police Department in 1998 and became an active and successful small business owner.

Councilman Wapner has always been very active in many local community organizations. He has served as both team sponsor and coach to many local youth sports programs. He has also served on various local booster associations and PTA’s. Alan is also involved with the Boy Scouts, City of Hope, the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, is a Past President of the Ontario Rotary Club and served as the Southern California Regional Governor for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

Alan has been a resident of Ontario for over 35 years. He is married to Judi, and has five children and two grandchildren. Alan graduated from the University of Southern California, where he received his B.A. and received his Law Degree from Whittier College School of Law.



Ronald O. Loveridge
Vice President
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Ronald O. Loveridge has 33 years of public service – as a Riverside Councilmember beginning in 1979 and as Mayor from 1994 to 2012. He is a highly regarded regional, state and national leader. At the national level, he was very involved on the Executive Committee and Board of the National League of Cities, making policy calls and decisions on behalf of some 19,000 cities and towns across the nation. He also served as President of the National League of Cities in 2010. Mayor Loveridge s a member of the National Academy of Public Policy. His statewide and regional service has included Board roles on the broadest array of important organizations: the California Air Resources Board , California Forward Action Fund, California Competes, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California Association of Governments, Western Riverside Council of Governments, and Inland Empire Economic Partnership.

A Stanford doctoral graduate, Mayor Loveridge teaches an extremely popular political science course at UC Riverside. Loveridge’s research investigates urban politics and public policy, particularly environmental policy. He is the author of City Managers in Legislative Politics (Bobbs-Merrill, 1971). His research has appeared in Polity,Environment and BehaviorCalifornia Air Environment, and Cry California, as well as several edited volumes.



Lucy Dunn
Secretary
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Lucy Dunn is president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, where she leads a dynamic organization of business members, working with academia and government, to assure the county’s economic prosperity and high quality of life.  Before joining the Business Council, Lucy served as Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development in 2004.  In 2008, she was appointed to the California Transportation Commission by Governor Schwarzenegger, reappointed by Governor Brown, and in 2015 was elected its chair. She also serves on Southern California Association of Government’s GLUE Council, California Economic Summit, Mobility 21, Pacific Symphony, OC Taxpayers Association, Bolsa Chica Conservancy, and the UCI Foundation.  Lucy is the Orange County representative on the Ontario International Airport Authority dedicated to local control and expansion of air service for the Southland.

She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Orange County Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award, Women in Transportation’s “Woman of the Year” award, Southern California Leadership Network’s Public Sector Leader of the Year in 2012, and the prestigious “Vision and Visionaries” Award from Cal-State University, Fullerton.  She was twice named as “Woman of the Year” by the California Legislature. In 2014, OC Register named her as one of “Orange County’s 100 Most Influential.”

Lucy is an attorney admitted to practice before the California State Bar, the federal bar and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She loves travel, music and her proudest role is as mother of two adult sons (and one accomplished daughter-in-law!) who reside in the bay area.



Jim W. Bowman
Commissioner
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Council Member Jim Bowman was first elected to the Ontario City Council in April 1986 for a two-year term. He ran for elective office again in November 1990 for a four-year term and was re-elected for another four years in 1994. Two of those years he served as Mayor pro Tem. Mr. Bowman did not seek re-election in 1998, choosing to devote this time to his career with the Ontario Fire Department. After retiring from the Ontario Fire Department he served one year for the City of Upland as Fire Chief (retired). When this temporary assignment was completed, Mr. Bowman could again serve the City of Ontario in elective office and was elected in November 2006 for four years.

Council Member Bowman has represented Ontario on many regional boards. He is a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Convention Center as well as a member of the California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission, the San Bernardino County Economic and Development Commission, and the San Bernardino County Emergency Medical Care Commission. He currently serves on the Chino Basin Desalter Authority, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Regional Policy Committee and the Ontario International Airport Authority.

Council Member Bowman has been a resident of the City of Ontario for 68 years and has four children. He is one of four family generations to graduate from Chaffey High School. Council Member Bowman majored in Fire Science at Chaffey College and Protection/Administration at Cal State University. He currently holds a California State Teaching Credential in Fire Science and College Curriculum. Mr. Bowman was named Chaffey College Alumni of the Year and was inducted to the Chaffey College Hall of Fame in 1998.

Dedicated to the safety of the Ontario community, Council Member Bowman is best known for his 36-year career in Fire Service. As one of the original paramedic coordinators in the county, he pioneered Public Safety/Fire Department Paramedic programs in the early 70’s. He served the last 16 years of his career with the Ontario Fire Department and retired as Fire Chief.



Curt Hagman
Commissioner
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Curt Hagman was elected to serve San Bernardino County’s Fourth District in November of 2014. The Fourth District includes the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario and the southern portion of Upland. It spans approximately 133 square miles and is home to over 400,000 residents.

Supervisor Hagman has an extensive resume of public service prior to his election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. His experience started as a Parks/Recreation Commissioner in Chino Hills. In 2004, he was elected to the Chino Hills City Council and served as Mayor in 2008. He has worked on numerous regional committees, and is especially proud of his past involvement with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board – which is tasked with addressing major workforce issues in the county.

In 2008, Supervisor Hagman was elected to represent California’s 55th Assembly District and was quickly recognized for his leadership by his selection as Assistant Republican Floor Leader. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Insurance Committee and was a member of the Rules, Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, Governmental Organization, and Accountability and Administrative Review Committees for the Assembly.

In addition representing the Fourth District on San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Hagman is a member on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), OmniTrans and the San Bernardino County Associated Governments (SANBAG).

Supervisor Hagman earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at UCLA. He and his wife Grace have two children; Jonathan, a student at UCLA, and Elizabeth, a student at Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills. His prior service at both the local and state levels, as well as his experience as a small business owner, provide him with valuable insight into the issues facing his constituency.



Kelly J. Fredericks
CEO
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Capping a five-month global search for an experienced aviation leader to restore Ontario International Airport (ONT) as the region’s economic engine, the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) today approved the nomination of Kelly J. Fredericks as its Chief Executive Officer. He currently serves as President/CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corp. (RIAC), operator of T.F. Green, the commercial airport serving Providence, RI and the New England Region.

As CEO of RIAC, Kelly oversees the operation and related economic development of a six- airport system consisting of medium-hub T.F. Green, two non-hub primary commercial airports (Westerly State and Block Island), a joint use military facility (Quonset State), and two corporate/general aviation facilities (North Central State and Newport State).

Fredericks, who has 33 years of aviation related industry experience, was nominated for the position by a two-member ad hoc subcommittee of the OIAA. He has served in senior leadership roles in the management of large, medium, small and non-hub airports, as well as overseeing the planning, design and construction of billions of dollars of airport development projects as an aviation consultant.

“After a global search for the ideal aviation professional to manage and grow Ontario International Airport, we are extremely fortunate to have successfully recruited Kelly Fredericks,” said OIAA President Alan D. Wapner. “He is a rising industry star, well-respected and well-known. He will ensure ONT is ready to meet the growing demand for air service in the region while maximizing the airport’s positive economic impact in the Inland Empire and beyond.”

Fredericks will join the OIAA in March 2016 and take the helm of ONT following approval of the airport transfer by the Federal Aviation Administration. An agreement reached between the cities of Ontario and Los Angeles in 2015 provides for the transfer of the airport from Los Angeles World Airports to the OIAA.

Fredericks is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E) by the American Association of Airport Executives, a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a private pilot. He serves on the Board of Directors of Airport Council International – North America, and is a Regional Director and Board Member of the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

“I am pleased and honored to become the first CEO for the Ontario International Airport Authority,” said Fredericks. “I am impressed by everything happening in the Inland Empire. The transformation of Ontario International Airport is the most intriguing and exciting development project I can imagine. I have never seen such commitment and support demonstrated by a community towards a key transportation hub, and such a spirit of collaboration to optimize its economic benefit.”

Before joining RIAC in 2013, Fredericks served as Senior Vice President of the Corradino Group, leading efforts as Program Manager for the design and construction of a multi-billion dollar airport expansion program at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; Executive Director/CEO at Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field from 1999-2008; Deputy Aviation Director/COO at Pittsburgh International Airport 1996-1999; and Manager of State-Owned Airports/Improvements at Harrisburg International Airport 1980-1993.

Kelly graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Tim C. McNamara, managing partner of Washington, D.C.-based Boyden Global Executive Search, assisted the OIAA Board in the CEO search process.