Mike Hainsey

Mike Hainsey retired as the Executive Director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. He is, also, a retired Air Force pilot and a former Assistant Professor of Aerospace Science for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Hainsey has been at the GTR Airport since 2003. He is the past president of the Mississippi Airports Association as well as the Mississippi Intermodal Council. He also served as a Commissioner on the Lowndes County Port Authority. He is the former director of search and rescue for the State of Mississippi Civil Air Patrol, and is the cofounder of Dreams On Wings, a charity that provides the thrill of flight for children battling serious illnesses. In 2008 he was named the FAA Southern Region Commercial Service Airport Manager of the Year.

Hainsey is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Business from Webster University in St Louis, Missouri. He is an Accredited Airport Executive with the American Association of Airport Executives. He and his wife, Brenda, have been married over 38 years.