Long Beach named Claudia Lewis interim airport director as it continues to seek a replacement for Jess Romo, who stepped down on Jan 31.

Lewis has worked at the airport for the past decade and for the city for 20 years. She was previously the airport’s manager of finance and administration.

During his stint as airport director, Romo saw the addition of new routes and airlines, including those by Southwest and Hawaiian, and an increase in passengers at the airport.

Traffic rose 2.7% to 3.9 million passengers in 2018.