PRESIDENT OBAMA APPOINTS JACKSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CARL D. NEWMAN, A.A.E., TO THE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 29, 2016, WASHINGTON, DC: President Barack H. Obama announced his intention to appoint Carl D. Newman, A.A.E., to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). As the Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Chairman of the American Association of Airport Executives, with over thirty years of experience in airport management and leadership to include General Manager of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Assistant Aviation Director of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Newman is an ideal representative to the NIAC.

“It is an honor to be called on to serve our nation at the request of the President, to represent our Jackson airports, my colleagues, members of the aviation industry and our community members who rely on safe, secure and efficient air transportation to support their businesses, and grow the national economy. As a member of the NIAC my goal will be to offer my experience and knowledge to foster effective partnerships between the public and private sectors; and work to protect and enhance our nation’s critical aviation infrastructure. It will be my privilege to support the NIAC Board, prepare reports and analysis, provide recommendations to the President, members of the United States Congress, and other federal government entities with a role in protecting our critical infrastructure” Newman said.

The NIAC, was established on October 16, 2001, by Executive Order 13231 of October 16, 2001 for the purpose of providing the President, through the Secretary of Homeland Security, with advice on the security and resilience of the critical infrastructure sectors and their functional systems, physical assets, and cyber networks.

NIAC Members are appointed by the President from the private sector’s senior executive leadership with responsibilities for the availability and reliability, including security and resilience, of critical infrastructure sectors.

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