Carl D. Newman, A.A.E.
Chief Executive Officer
Carl D. Newman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.
Mr. Newman joined the Airport Authority in January 2015, and is responsible for the day to day management of both Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field (HKS). Mr. Newman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University.
Prior to his position at JAN, Mr. Newman was the General Manager for the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). His duties and responsibilities included the daily operations of Houston’s largest airport, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures. In addition, Mr. Newman managed the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the budget and expenditures for IAH, among other duties. Prior to his position at IAH, Mr. Newman served as Assistant Aviation Director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Mr. Newman brings more than 30 years of aviation experience to Jackson and has held various leadership positions including Deputy Aviation Director, Facilities Superintendent, and Airside Operations Manager.
Mr. Newman is a board member for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and is the immediate past Chair of the organization. He is also a Past Chair of the Operations, Planning and Safety Committee for AAAE and served as the Second Vice President of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE.
In 2016, Mr. Newman was appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Barack Obama and continues to serve in that capacity. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Greater Mississippi Foreign-Trade Zones, Inc., the Treasurer of the Mississippi Airports Association, on the Board of Directors of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, and a commission member of the West Rankin Utility Authority and the East Metro Corridor Commission. He is also affiliated with the Mississippi Development Authority.
Mr. Newman served on the board for the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce and the Central Arizona Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.
Mr. Newman currently resides in Jackson with his wife, Jeanette, and is the father of three daughters and one son.
Phone: 601.939.5631, ext. 504