A Conference Success

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Commissioners Lucius Wright and Evelyn Reed accept thanks from MAA President Bill Cotter.

We had quite a conference in April! Approximately 185 attended this year to hear topics discussed such as pilot shortage, the electronic bid process and reverse auctions and active shooter preparedness. Speakers included FAA Southern Regional Administrator Michael O’Harra, AAAE Board Chairman Scott Brockman and NOAA’s Thomas Winesett among many others.

In addition to learning about key issues in aviation, a good time was had by all. Editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey kept us entertained during lunch on Thursday. And everyone enjoyed the party at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame that evening.

A highlight of the conference was the naming of the MAA Professional of the Year. That honor went to Mike Hainsey of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Mike’s years of dedication to his airport, MAA and the U.S. aviation industry made him a natural choice for the award.

Thanks again to all our sponsors and exhibitors. Your participation is what makes our conference possible!

Attendees enjoy food and fun at the MS Sports Hall of Fame.

Presidential Sponsor
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Platinum Sponsors
Baker Donelson, PA
Neel-Schaffer, Inc.

Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey receives the MAA Professional of the Year award from board member Nick Ardillo.

Gold Sponsors
Allen & Hoshall
Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc.
Clinton Pomeroy, Airport Consultant
Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, PA in honor of Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Trent Lott International Airport
Dungan Engineering, PA
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Gulfport Biloxi International Airport
Kutchins & Groh, LLC
MDOT Aeronautics
Michael Baker International, Inc.
Murphree Paving, LLC
National Business Aviation Association
Rebel Services, LLC
Shows Dearman & Waits
Sunbelt Sealing
Taffy Pippin Consulting, LLC
Trinity Highway Rentals
Waggoner Engineering

The spouses toured the new Museum of Mississippi History, followed by lunch at the Old Capitol Inn.

Silver Sponsors
ACE Consulting and Design, LLC
Asphalt Systems, Inc.
Barge Design Solutions
Bulldog Construction Company, Inc.
Engineering Plus
Engineering Solutions, Inc.

ADB Safegate/Allen Enterprises
Bright Portal Resources, LLC
Crafco, Inc.
Eastern Aviation Fuels
Electrical & Construction Specialists Inc.
EPIC Fuels
Grip-Flex Surfacing/Ameriseal of Ohio
Infrared Services, LLC
Plan House
Quantum Spatial, Inc.