Jerome A. Copelan has been appointed deputy executive director of business development by Los Angeles World Airports, the City of Los Angeles agency that operates city airports.

Copelan will oversee all leasing and concession activities for the four airports owned and operated by the city — Los Angeles International (LAX), Ontario International, Van Nuys and Palmdale Regional.

Prior to joining the airport department, Copelan worked for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, Hertz Corporation, Qantas Airways and San Francisco International Airport.

Copelan has a law degree from Armstrong School of Law and a real estate broker license.