Bonnie A. Wilson, Chief Operating Officer
Employed since 2001, Ms. Wilson directs the day to day operational, administrative and support activities of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and a member of the Airports Council International – North America, the American Association of Airport Executives and the Chairman of the National Transportation Research Board Task Force on Aviation Security and Emergency Management.
Phone: 601.939.5631 , ext. 502
René J. Woodward, CPM, IPMA-CP, Chief Administrative Officer
Employed since 2006, Ms. Woodward is responsible for providing executive level leadership and direction to the Airport Authority’s organizational internal administrative functions, including, but not limited to Human Resources, Information Technology, Purchasing, Customer Service, Financial and Property Management. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, a Certified Public Manager, a Certified Professional with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and a member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
Phone: 601.939.5631 , ext. 546
Woodrow (Woody) Wilson, Jr., B.S., M.S., Senior Director of Capital Programming
Employed since 1999, Mr. Wilson is responsible for the planning, direction, implementation, oversight and facilitation of the Airport Authority’s long and short term capital projects. He is a graduate of Troy State University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Public Administration, and served in the United States Air Force as a pilot, base commander, and fulfilled other leadership roles for 28 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. He is also a member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
Phone: 601.939.5631 , ext. 536
Gary Cohen, Chief Financial Officer
Employed since 2006, Mr. Cohen is responsible for managing the budgeting, payroll, grant activity, and the overall financial operations of the Authority. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters of Business Administration and a member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
Phone: 601.939.5631 , ext. 534
Kenneth W. Randolph, Airport Police Chief
Employed since 1996, Chief Randolph is responsible for Authority’s Division of Public Safety which includes the Airport Police and Communications. He is a retired United States Army serviceman, possesses an Associates degree in Criminal Justice, is a graduate of the Police Academy from the University of Southern Mississippi, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy, member of the Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network, the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Phone: 601.939.5631 , ext. 512
Jack Thomas, Director of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) & Community Development
Employed since 2008, Mr. Thomas is responsible for managing and overseeing the disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and community development program. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and possesses over twenty-eight years of DBE and community development experience.