Douglas Murphy.jpg Douglas R. Murphy, FAA Regional Administrator for Southern Region announced that he is retiring next month. Murphy advised the FAA’s Southern Region Management Team during a conference call Wednesday evening, that he will retire from the FAA at the end of September after 44-plus years of service spanning 5 Regions, FAA Headquarters and 3 tours at the FAA Academy. This includes 21 years as a Senior Executive and the last 11 years as the Regional Administrator in Northwest Mountain and Southern Regions. “It has been both an honor and pleasure to work with many FAA and aviation professionals during my career,” said Murphy. “I will always value the lasting personal and professional friendships that resulted.”