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OIAA announces resignation of Mark Thorpe as CEO

Posted on: Fri, 01/21/2022 - 10:28

(Ontario, California – January 21, 2022) – The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners has received a letter of resignation from Chief Executive Officer Mark Thorpe, effective March 31. 

“On behalf of the OIAA, I commend Mark for his leadership in the revival of Ontario International Airport (ONT) as a premier aviation gateway since our return to local ownership,” said Alan D. Wapner, President of the OIAA Board of Commissioners. “In his four-plus years as CEO, Mark and his team have helped establish ONT as one of the most competitive and customer-friendly passenger and cargo airports in the United States and a major economic engine for the Inland Empire and Southern California. We thank Mark for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Thorpe joined OIAA as Chief Development Officer in August 2016 – three months before the transfer to local ownership became official. He was named CEO the following year. His previous experience includes Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles World Airports.

Mark is currently on special assignment for OIAA until March 31.

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About Ontario International Airport

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent fliers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport which, before the coronavirus pandemic, offered nonstop commercial jet service to 26 major airports in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and Taiwan. More information is available at Follow @flyONT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)

The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport's four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Mayor Pro Tem Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario City Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).