The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the Cape May-Lewes ferry, has named Vincent P. Meconi of Wilmington chief operations officer.

Meconi is a former secretary of the Delaware Departments of Administrative Services and Health and Social Services. He had also been deputy chief administrative officer for New Castle County, and he served a term in the state legislature in the 1980s.

Meconi will oversee operations of the bridge and ferry, as well as five regional airports in Delaware and South Jersey.