By Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
ONTARIO >> Seven months into locals controlling Ontario International Airport, its CEO, Kelly Fredericks, is stepping down, it was announced Wednesday.
Coming out of a closed-door session Wednesday morning, the Ontario International Airport Authority announced Fredericks’ departure is effective immediately. Mark Thorpe, who was hired in August as chief development officer, will serve as interim CEO.
In a statement, OIAA President Alan Wapner alluded to a conflict between Fredericks and the commission.
“Both the commissioners and Kelly acknowledge that their approaches to the direction and management of OIAA differ and that it would be mutually beneficial to part ways as OIAA moves to the next phase of the airport’s development,” Wapner is quoted as saying.