Commissioners & Staff

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is a separate government agency created under a joint powers agreement between the three cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena in 1977 for the sole purpose of owning and operating Hollywood Burbank Airport.

The mission of the Airport Authority is to provide state-of-the-art regional airport facilities and related services which are efficient, safe, convenient, and user-friendly, while being a good neighbor.

The Authority consists of nine Commissioners, three from each city. The Commissioners from each city are appointed by their city council.

To send an email to the Commissioners, please click here (commission@bur.org).

Commissioners



Emily Gabel-Luddy
President
Burbank

Felicia Williams
Vice President
Pasadena

Ara Najarian
Secretary and
Interim Treasurer
Glendale

Paul Dyson
Commissioner
Burbank

Robert “Bud” Ovrom
Commissioner
Burbank

Paula Devine
Commissioner
Glendale

TBD
Commissioner
Glendale

Tyron Hampton
Commissioner
Pasadena

Ross Selvidge, Ph.D.
Commissioner
Pasadena

Staff



Frank R. Miller
Executive Director

John T. Hatanaka
Senior Deputy
Executive Director

Kathy David
Deputy Executive Director
Finance & Administration

Scott Kimball
Deputy Executive Director
Operations, Business and Properties, Procurement, Safety and Parking

Patrick J. Lammerding
Deputy Executive Director
Planning & Development

Pamela Marcello
Senior Director
Government and Public Affairs

Edward B. Skvarna
Chief of Police and
Director of Public Safety

Maggie Martinez
Director
Noise and Environmental Affairs

Kimberley Parker-Polito
Director
Information & Communication Technologies

David Kwon
Director
Finance

Anthony DeFrenza
Director
Engineering & Maintenance

Nerissa Sugars
Director
Communications &
Air Service
Public Information Officer

Thomas Henderson, A.A.E.
Director
Operations

Sharon Haserjian
Director
Human Resources

Tom Lenahan
Chief
Fire Department

Click here for info re: the FAA's environmental assessment (EA) of proposed amendments to two existing departure procedures at BUR.