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Jan Mittermeier Named Interim Chief Executive Officer

County Executive Office - Press Release


July 14, 1995

Board of Supervisors Appoints Airport Director Jan Mittermeier as Interim Chielf Executive Officer

The Orange County Board of Supervisors announced today the appointment of Jan Mittermeier as interim Chief Executive Officer to replace William Popejoy at the end of his tenure. Mr. Popejoy will leave the CEO position effective July 31, 1995. As interim CEO, Ms. Mittermeier will act as the principal management official for the County and primary administrative advisor to the Board of Supervisors. The CEO is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the County Board of Supervisors.

Ms. Mittermeier currently serves as Director of John Wayne Airport and is responsible for management of all airport operations including air carrier access plan, implementation of a general aviation master plan, revenue producing agreements and leases for concessions and fixed base operators, airport security and safety, emergency response activities and airfield improvement projects.

Ms. Mittermeier was appointed by the Board of Supervisors as Airport Director on September 25, 1990. She previously served as Assistant Airport Director, where she was responsible for airport operations related to the completion of a $310 million expansion program.

A County employee since 1974, Ms. Mittermeier previously directed the activities of the County's Internal Audit Division, and during her career, she also managed the Claims and Disbursing Division of the County's Auditor Controller's office.

Ms. Mittermeier has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. In addition, she earned a certificate in Executive Management from the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Mittermeier has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1979.