Rome News-Tribune

Mike Mathews appointed to Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame board

- From staff reports

Mike Mathews, the former manager of the Floyd County airport, was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame board of directors.

Mathews is the director at Athens-ben Epps Airport. He led Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Floyd County for two decades before leaving for Athens in July 2018. He started learning how to fly at the age of 15 and holds a private pilot certificat­e with an instrument rating.

He currently serves as treasurer of the Georgia Airports Associatio­n, where he previously served as president, secretary, and vice president. He is also a member of the American Associatio­n of Airport Executives national and southeast chapters.

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