Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord announced Tuesday that John Carroll has been tapped to serve as the manager of Rome’s Russell Regional Airport.  His employment agreement was approved by the Floyd County Commission during their regular meeting.  According to a county media release, Carroll is scheduled to start the new position by mid-March. He will be the successor to Mike Mathews, who departed the post last July to become the manager of the Athens-Clarke County airport. 

Carroll comes to Floyd County from the Newnan-Coweta County Airport, at which he served as Assistant Manager.  He is commercially-rated instrument pilot through Airline Transport Professional, Inc. and a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.  He is also a certified flight instructor and a veteran of the US Air Force.  Carroll has an MBA in Aviation Management Specialization from Lynn University.  He obtained his bachelors degree at the University of West Georgia in Technology Concentration, GIS, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Cartography.

McCord states, “John comes highly qualified with great experience.  John’s experience with day to day airport operations along with numerous runway and taxiway projects will help guide us into the future.”

Gary Burkhalter, Assistant County Manager, has served as the interim airport manager in Rome since Mathews’ departure last summer. 

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