Executive Staff

Matthew Dowell (Matt)

Matthew Dowell (Matt)

Executive Director

Matt Dowell, A.A.E., is the Executive Director of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Dowell received both his Bachelor of Commercial Aviation and Masters in Aviation Management from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. He is an Accredited Airport Executive who has been involved in airport management since 2012. He is also an FAA licensed Flight Instructor and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle pilot. In addition, he volunteers with the local Civil Air Patrol.

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Board of Directors

Trey Breckenridge

Trey Breckenridge

Chairperson

William B. (Trey) Breckenridge III serves as the Oktibbeha County representative to the GTRA Board. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he is the Director of High Performance Computing at Mississippi State University.

Frank Chiles

Frank Chiles

Frank Chiles serves as the City of Starkville representative to the GTRA Board. A graduate of Mississippi State University and a retired colonel in the Mississippi National Guard, he is currently an Agent with State Farm Insurance.

Bobby Harper

Bobby Harper

Bobby L. Harper is the Lowndes County representative to the GTRA Board. A graduate of Delta State University, he is a Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer with Renasant Bank in Columbus.

Gawyn Mitchell

Gawyn Mitchell

Gawyn Mitchell serves as the City of Columbus representative to the GTRA Board. A graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi Law School, he is a shareholder at the Gawyn Mitchell Law Firm in Columbus.

Robin McCormick

Robin McCormick

Robin Y. McCormick, CPA/PFS, represents the City of West Point and Clay County to the GTRA Board. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, she is a Partner with Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC, a public accounting firm with offices in nine locations in northeast Mississippi.

2080 Airport Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.327.4422
Fax: 662.327.6687