Executive Director Dios Marrero to Step Down; Will Remain Until Replacement is Found

Will Resume Previous Duties as Director of Finance and Administration

BURBANK, Calif., February 5, 2001 —  The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced today that Executive Director Dios Marrero has given notice he will step down from his post and resume his previous duties as director of Finance and Administration as soon as a replacement can be found.

Both parties said that there is no urgency to the move, and Marrero will remain at the helm of the airport staff for as long as it takes the Authority to locate a suitable candidate.

“We’re very happy with the job Dios has done since taking over a year and a half ago.  He came at a crucial time and has provided a steady hand in a very uncertain environment.  While the Authority regrets his decision, we understand it, and we are very pleased he will stay on to ensure a smooth transition and remain available to support his replacement. He will always have a place here to continue the excellent financial track record he’s established,” said Authority President Carl Meseck.

Marrero attributed his decision to a desire to return to the financial work he likes best and to other personal reasons.

Meseck said the Authority would begin recruiting immediately.

“Burbank is one of the most well-known airports in the industry.  Everyone knows there are considerable challenges here, but there are also considerable opportunities to determine how this facility can best serve the interests of air transportation in Southern California as well as those of the neighbors who live next door,” Meseck said.  “I am confident we will attract very high caliber candidates,” he added.