Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference

The agenda will be updated as speakers confirm their availability to adjust to the new conference dates.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Mississippi Airports Association Annual Conference
Wednesday, November 10 – Friday, November 12, 2021
Golden Nugget
Biloxi, MS

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 10

9:00 am – 5:30 pm: Exhibitors set up

11:30 am: Lunch and Golf  – Shell Landing, Gautier

1:30 pm: Shooting Event – location TBA

6:00 pm: Opening Reception at the Golden Nugget Exhibitor’s Room

 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 11

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am: “Welcome & Introductions”  Sam Washington, President, Mississippi Airports Association; The Honorable Andrew Gilich, Mayor, City of Biloxi and Milton Segarra, CEO, Coastal Mississippi

8:10 – 8:55 am:  Dr. Daniel Edney, Mississippi State Department of Health

8:55 – 9:40 am:  Jamie Miller, COO, Mississippi Development Authority

9:30 am: Spouses depart

9:40 – 9:50 am: Sponsor Presentation

9:50 – 10:15 am: Break – Exhibitors’ Room

10:15 – 11:00 am: Dirk Vanderleest, Aviation Director, Concord Regional Airport, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask About ISBAH”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Jim Brinson, Acting Executive Director, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, “The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security – Who are We and How We Can Help You”

12:00 – 12:02 pm: Sponsor Presentation

12:02 – 1:30 pm: Lunch – Lt. Col. Sean Cross, Hurricane Hunters (U.S. Airforce Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron)

1:35 – 2:20 pm: Madison Dixon, UAS Program Manager, Mississippi State University Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Update from MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory”

2:20 – 3:05 pm: Joe Saia, Interim Chair, Department of Commercial Aviation, Delta State University, “Meeting the Future Needs of the Aviation Industry”

3:05 – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm: Airport Directors Round Table

4:15 – 5:15 pm:  Board Meeting

5:45 pm: Buses Depart for Evening Event

6:00 – 8:30 pm: Evening Event

 

Friday, NOVEMBER 12

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am: General Membership Meeting

8:30 – 8:45 am: “State of Transportation in Mississippi” Commissioner Tom King

8:45 – 9:30 am: Ryan Waguespack, Senior Vice President of Aircraft Management, Air Charter Services and MROs, National Air Transportation Association “Maintaining Safety and Legitimacy in Charter Operations”

9:30 – 10:00 am: “Airport Cooperative Research Program Resources” Matt Dowell, ACRP Ambassador

10:00 – 10:25 am:  Break

10:25 – 11:10 am:  Brad White, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Transportation

11:10 – 11:20 am:  “Legislative Report”  Jeff Wagner, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

11:20 – 11:35 am:  “FAA Report” Rans Black, ADO

11:35 – 11:50 am: “TSA Report” Kim Jackson, Federal Security Director, TSA – Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Intl Airport (JAN)

11:50 am – 12:00 pm: “Closing Remarks” Carol Snapp, Incoming MAA President