San Bernardino International Airport (File Photo)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
and Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The Sun
Posted: 01/10/14, 8:38 AM PST | Updated: 47 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> A federal audit manager has been tapped as the new finance director for the Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority.

William Garay, a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and California State University San Bernardino, is set to begin his new post before Feb. 15, agency officials said Friday.

It completes a restructing of the airport’s middle management as the airport continues on its long road to revitalizing its image and attract new business, airport Executive Director A.J. Wilson said.

Since Wilson took over the airport, he has appointed Mark Gibbs as director of aviation and Michael Burrows, the airport’s former assistant director, deputy director of construction and development.

“I have now what I feel is a very strong middle management team,” Wilson said Friday.

Garay has more than 20 years of government experience, currently serving as audit manager with the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

He served as deputy inspector general for audits of the Federal Communications Commission and as assistant inspector general for the Defense Information Systems Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.

He also worked in the Inland Empire prior to his employment with the federal government in 2002. He was a financial professional for the San Bernardino County Auditor Comptroller and San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement System.

Agency Executive Director AJ Wilson said a nationwide search was conducted to fill the position.

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