Greetings MAA Members,

What a great annual conference we had in Meridian with a large attendance. Everything was wonderful from the lunch and tour of the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum to dinner and tour at The MAX, then, to finish out Thursday night, a private concert from Mississippi’s own Chapel Hart!

I would like to thank all our wonderful speakers and the valuable information they shared. I also must thank our great sponsors and vendors because without them, there wouldn’t be a conference. A special thanks must go out to Tom Williams, Meridian Regional Airport, the Meridian Airport Foundation and East Mississippi Business Development Corporation for stepping up and creating an excellent annual conference. The bar has definitely been raised!

I hope to see everyone in Tupelo next year, September 18-20.


Wes Kirkpatrick
Mississippi Airports Association