JMAA Commissioners Tapped for Select Committees for Airports Council International-North America

March 8, 2016 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Vernon Hartley

Vernon Hartley

Evelyn O. Reed

Evelyn O. Reed

(Jackson, MISS) — The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority proudly commends Commissioners Vernon W. Hartley, Sr. and Evelyn O. Reed for their appointments to positions on the Airports Council International-North America Commissioners Committee.  Comprised of representatives from among the more than 400 airport Board Members, Commissioners, the Committee is devoted to shaping policies that strengthen the ability of airports to serve their passengers, customers and communities.

Commissioner Hartley was voted by ACI-NA Commissioner Committee Leadership to serve a one-year term through September 2017 as the Member A-Large representative.  He will also continue in his capacity as a liaison to the Environmental Affairs Committee, one which will enable him to work with the Committee to shape policies governing the environment at and around airports.   Also an active member of the Commissioners Committee, Commissioner Evelyn O. Reed will serve a one-year term as the liaison to the Marketing and Communications Committee.  Commissioners Reed will assist in the development of aviation-related educational and policy programs for ACI-NA members, while promoting public awareness of airports as economic generators for their communities.

Both Commissioners Hartley and Reed are eligible for consideration of an additional year’s appointment at the end of their terms.

Nationally-recognized as the ‘Voice of Airports’, ACI-NA has well-earned its moniker by promoting cooperation among all levels of government within the civil aviation industry.  Creating global airport-business centered forums is a benefit for businesses, foundations, non-profits and community service organizations.  With an acute focus on policy and management oversight, the ACI-NA industry benchmarks and innovations provide added value to the management of JMAA. Carl D. Newman, A.A.E. and Chief Executive Officer of JMAA, embraces the additions of Reed and Hartley to the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee with anticipation of shared industry concepts and innovations that will elevate JMAA’s operations and services.

“We are most excited about the appointments of Commissioners Hartley and Reed to the Airports Council International-North America Commissioners Committee”, said Newman.  “Through their engagement, our enterprise will thrive from the best practices of improved airport operations, development initiatives, safety, security and quality customer service”.

Members of the Commissioners Committee are nominated by the Nominating Committee and then selected by the Steering Committee where they then serve a one-year term.  The terms of both Commissioners, Hartley and Reed will run through February, 2017.


Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.2 million people and account for $1.1 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP.