MAA Elects New Board Members
By Kirsten Shaw
Mississippi Airports Association
The Mississippi Airports Association elected new board members at our annual conference earlier this month. Some are returning members, and some new faces have been welcomed as well.
Joining the board for the first time are Mary Geter of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and Richard Nelson of Natchez-Adams County Airport. Those re-elected are Wes Kirkpatrick of Monroe County Airport, Sam Washington of Greenville Mid-Delta Airport and Clay Williams of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
Continuing board members are Nick Ardillo of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., Tommy Booth of Michael Baker International, Matt Dowell of Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Mike Forster of Louisville-Winston County Airport, Tom Heanue of Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, Elton Jay, retired Director of MDOT Aeronautics, Matt Owens of Hesler-Noble Field in Laurel, Chanse Watson of Stennis International Airport and Tom Williams of Meridian Regional Airport.
Officers for 2022-23 are President Tom Heanue, Vice President Wes Kirkpatrick, Secretary Matt Owens, Treasurer Mike Forster, Assistant Treasurer Matt Dowell and Past President Sam Washington.
We are looking forward to a year of accomplishments with this leadership and appreciate their commitment to serve, furthering aviation interests in our state.