Dr. Rosie L. T. Pridgen, a Jackson State University alumna, is the new chairwoman of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) Board of Commissioners.
“The Board of Commissioners, under the leadership of chairman LaWanda Harris and co-chairman Vernon Hartley, had a very productive 2014-2015 year . . . I look forward to working with fellow commissioners, CEO Newman, JMAA staff, the community and other partners to help ensure that we strategically plan and work to make Hawkins Field and Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport key players in community and economic development,” Pridgen said.
“Dr. Pridgen is a proactive results-oriented member of the JMAA Board of Commissioners,” said JMAA chief executive officer Carl D. Newman, A.A.E. “Chairman Pridgen has a depth of experience in management and planning for large public organizations and is well-suited to the role of Chairman, providing governance and direction for JMAA.”
Jackson State alumna Jean Frazier also has joined JMAA as director of business development, marketing and communications. Frazier most recently served as state relations coordinator in the Division of Institutional Advancement at JSU. Frazier previously held the position of director of public relations for the university.