MISSISSIPPI AIRPORTS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Wednesday, September 7 – Friday, September 9, 2022
The Mill Conference Center
Starkville, MS
 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 7

9:00 am – 5:30 pm: Exhibitors set up

12:00 pm: Lunch and Golf  – Mossy Oak Golf Course

1:30 pm: Helice Shooting – Prairie Wildlife

3:00 pm: Tour of MSU’s Raspet Flight Lab

6:00 pm: Opening Reception – The Mill Exhibitor’s Room

 

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 8

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am: “Welcome & Introductions,”  Tom Heanue, President, Mississippi Airports Association; The Honorable Lynn Spruill, Mayor, City of Starkville

8:10 – 9:00 am:  “The Latest Health Information as it Impacts Travel,” Dr. Daniel Edney, Mississippi State Health Officer, Department of Health

9:00 – 9:45 am:  “Airports’ Critical Role in Halting Trafficking,” Stephen Gay, Human Trafficking Program Manager, Office of the Mississippi Attorney General

9:30 am: Spouses depart for their outing

9:45 – 9:55 am:  Neel-Schaffer Sponsor Presentation

9:55 – 10:20 am: Break – Exhibitors’ Room

10:25 – 10:40 am: “Strengthening our Military Communities,” Tom Williams, Director, Mississippi Defense Communities Development Council

10:40 – 11:25 am: “Cybersecurity at Your Airport,” Tara Ford and Brian Walker, Special Agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation

11:25 – 11:40 pm: “What the Airport Cooperative Research Program Can Do for You,” Matt Dowell, ACRP Ambassador

11:45 – 1:15 pm: Lunch, Col. Justin Grieve, Wing Commander, Columbus Air Force Base

1:20 – 2:05 pm:  “Vultures and Their Impact on Your Airport,” Dr. Scott Rush, Associate Professor, MSU Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture

2:05 – 2:15 pm:  Jackson Municipal Airport Sponsor Presentation

2:15 – 3:00 pm: “A National Update on UAV News and Information,” Madison Dixon, Research Director, MSU Raspet Flight Research Lab

3:00 – 3:20 pm: Break

3:20 – 4:50 pm: Board Meeting

5:30 pm: Buses depart from Marriott Courtyard for party Airbus Helicopters Plant

6:00 – 8:30 pm: Party at Airbus Helicopters

 

Friday, SEPTEMBER 9

6:30 – 7:45 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:28 am: General Membership Meeting

8:28 – 8:30 am: Garver Sponsor Presentation

8:30 – 8:45 am: “State of Transportation in Mississippi” Commissioners Tom King (Chairman) and John Caldwell (Northern District)

8:45 – 9:30 am: “Leadership and Team Development,” Dr. Ken Chapman, Founder & Senior Partner, Ken Chapman & Associates, Inc.

9:30 – 10:00 am: “FAA Report,” Michael O’Harra, Regional Administrator, FAA Southern Region, Steve Hicks, Director, Airports Division, FAA Southern Region; and Rans Black, ADO

10:00 – 10:30 am:  Break

10:30 – 11:15 am: Selena Shilad, Executive Director, Alliance for Aviation Across America

11:15 – 11:30 am:  “MDOT Aeronautics Report,” Josh Stubbs, MDOT Aeronautics Director

11:30 – 11:45 am: “Legislative Report” Jeff Wagner, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

11:45 am – 12:00 pm: “TSA Report” Kim Jackson, Federal Security Director of Mississippi, Transportation Security Administration

12:00 pm: “Closing Remarks” Tom Heanue, President

MISSISSIPPI AIRPORTS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 16803, Jackson, MS 39236 | 877-397-3929