JAA’s Michael Stewart Elected President of Florida Airports Council

Michael Stewart, JacksonvilleAviation Authority’s Director, External Affairs, was recently elected presidentof the Florida Airports Council (FAC) at the group’s annual conference inJacksonville.


Stewart, who joined JAA in 2004,will serve as FAC president for a one-year term, beginning Oct. 1.  He is the third JAA executive to serve as FACpresident since 1971.


“We’re thrilled about Michael’s selection for this prestigious post,”said JAA Executive Director and CEO Steve Grossman.  “No doubt, Michael’s leadership andenthusiasm for advancing our industry will greatly benefit Florida AirportsCouncil and its members over the next year.”


FAC is an association of publicly-owned and operated airports,airport professionals, and experts in the fields of airport design,development, and improvement, as well as aviation trades that support theairport industry in Florida. FAC consists of 19 commercial airports, 76 generalaviation airports and more than 250 corporate, affiliate, associate,educational members and two student chapters.


“I’m excited about this opportunityto serve as president of Florida’s leading aviation association,” Stewart said.“I hope to build upon all the great work FAC has done for Florida’s commercialand general aviation airports.”


Stewart said his priorities for FACover the next year include developing a succession plan to replace FAC’slong-time executive director, Bill Johnson; creating a self-sustaining fundingsource for FAC’s leadership development program; and, ensuring that more of oursmaller, general aviation airports are involved in the association.   

For more information aboutFAC, visit www.floridaairports.org.

For more information about JAA,visit www.flyjacksonville.com


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