At its recent annual conference the Mississippi Airports Association elected board members for the 2018-19 term, all of who have served on the board at previous times.
They are Clint Johnson, executive director of Cleveland Municipal Airport; Tom Williams, executive director of Meridian Regional Airport; Carol Snapp, executive director of Trent Lott International Airport; Perry Miller, COO of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority; and Nick Ardillo, president of NPA, LLC.
Sam Washington of Delta State University moved from President-Elect to President.
At DSU, he teaches management courses in aviation safety, aviation law, human factors, and intro to aviation.
Originally from Yazoo City, Washington has maintained a fascination with the aviation industry. While in college, he served in the Air Force ROTC, and joined the Air Force after graduating in 1986 with a degree in business administration. Upon returning home, he completed two six-year tours in the Mississippi Air Guard.
Johnson has been in charge of the Cleveland Municipal Airport since 2011.
Other officers for the 2018-19 term are Carol Snapp, Vice President/President-Elect; Tom Heanue, Executive Director of Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport, Secretary; Perry Miller, Treasurer and Bill Cotter, COO of Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, Past President.
Additional board members include Mike Forster, Board Chairman of Louisville-Winston County Airport; Mike Hainsey, Executive Director of Golden Triangle Regional Airport; Elton Jay, retired FAA and MDOT Aeronautics executive; Eric Konupka, Executive Director of Tunica Airport; Rodney Lincoln, Executive Director of Starkville Airport Authority; Lee Owen, Executive Director of Mid-Delta Regional Airport and Clay Williams, Executive Director of Gulfport Biloxi International Airport.
The Mississippi Airports Association is a consortium of individuals and organizations interested in enhancing aviation in Mississippi. Members include those involved in airport management as well as consultants, business people and representatives from government aviation agencies.
The purpose of MAA is to promote aviation and airport interests, to provide a medium for discussion by its members, to promote proper legislation for aviation and airports and to advise and give consultation to its members when requested.