Mark A. Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer. Mark Thorpe joined the Authority in September 2016, with over 20 years of professional aviation experience.
Mark Thorpe is responsible for the development and sustainability of Ontario International Airport. He brings with him a plethora of experience and enthusiasm for aviation, and new vision for Ontario International Airport to become a world class airport experience for the almost 5-million passengers that come through the terminals.
Prior to being named CEO for ONT, Mark served and excelled as the Chief Development Officer by increasing passenger and cargo air service, along with all development opportunities for the OIAA. Before joining the OIAA team, Mark oversaw the newly formed Cargo Business Development group at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), leading the airport’s business development efforts with freight forwarders, supply chain managers, shippers, and airport cargo handlers. He has experience in more than 40 countries in the Asia/Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He received his Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration degrees in 1998 from George Washington University, with Magna Cum Laude distinction from the business school, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University in 1995.