FIRST TAKE!

Brittani Wynn, Joann Wynn and Sam Washington

Greetings MAA members,

Thank you to all of our MAA members, vendors, family members and guests who came to Natchez, MS, for the annual MAA Conference in May. Our event was well attended this year, and I even saw some new faces from different airports. Thanks also to the Natchez Convention Center for a great meeting space, our various hotels for their accommodations and to our caterer for good food and service. As always, this event wouldn’t be what it is every year without the hard work and dedication of our conference team, led so capably by Kathy and Kirsten. Thank you very much ladies and conference team for a job well done!!

I also want to thank the MAA board for approving the resolution that we were able to present to Mrs. Joann Wynn and her daughter Brittani Wynn honoring the late Mr. David Wynn, former Federal Security Director for the TSA in Jackson, MS.  It was a solemn and touching moment, and I believe that Mrs. Wynn and Brittani were very appreciative of the gesture. Thank you also to Erika Roberts, Executive Assistant with the Jackson TSA office, for contacting Mrs. Wynn and coordinating her and her daughter’s attendance. 

Moving forward, let’s continue to reach out to our other airports in the state that are not members of the Association. There is strength in numbers, and we want our numbers to continue to grow. Let’s also be sure to send events that we may be hosting at our airports to Kathy so that we can get them out on our website. We want to support each other as much as possible when we have events taking place. I plan to present the draft for the Mississippi By Air (MBA) program to the board at our next board meeting, so watch for an announcement later this year. Thank you again for allowing me to serve as President of this great Association.


Sam Washington
President
Mississippi Airports Association