Patrick A. Shea, general counsel and assistant secretary for Standard Communications, has been elected chairman of the Salt Lake City Airport Authority's board of directors.

Eddie P. Mayne, president and secretary-treasurer of the Utah State AFL-CIO, was elected vice chairman.A new member of the board has also been appointed: Richard P. Steiner, president and chief executive of Steiner Corp.

He replaces Joseph A. Rosenblatt, who served 12 years on the board and whose term expired recently.

Shea has been a board member since 1987 and was appointed chairman last year when Alan Blodgett resigned to move to Oregon. Mayne has been a board member since 1982.