Michigan Aeronautics Commission honors Women in Aviation and FAA manager

Photo above – from left: MAC Director Mike Trout, Mary Poirier, Helen Hagg, Pam Tobin, and MAC Acting Chair, Roger Salo.

At its Sept. 11 meeting in Port Huron, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its group Awards of Excellence to the Women in Aviation – Great Lakes Chapter (WAGLC)/Helen Hagg, Mary Poirier, and Pam Tobin, and to John Mayfield of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Detroit Airports District Office (ADO).

From left: MAC Director Mike Trout, John Mayfield, MAC Acting Chair, Roger Salo.

Hagg, Poirier and Tobin were recognized for their outstanding contributions to aviation education through their leadership with WAGLC in carrying out its mission to connect, engage, and inspire women to explore the field of aviation. The MAC acknowledges their dedication most recently in establishing and hosting the Women’s Aviation Career Symposium, a successful event for women to network and pursue the many exciting careers in aviation. The MAC thanks Hagg, Poirier, and Tobin for their commitment in promoting such opportunities for women throughout Michigan.

For his outstanding contribution to Michigan as manager of the FAA Detroit ADO, Mayfield was recognized with an individual Award of Excellence. He has provided valuable leadership to ensure the safety, strength, and stability of Michigan’s airport system. His professionalism in the administration of the FAA Airport Improvement Program over the past 10 years, including the vital State Block Grant Program, has contributed to more than a billion dollars invested in airport development across the state and has had a significant economic impact on local communities. Mayfield has been a strong partner within the aviation community and his firm and fair approach has positively benefitted the aviation industry in Michigan as a whole. The MAC and Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics thank Mayfield for his unwavering support and commitment to Michigan’s aviation system.

Every year since 1990, the MAC has recognized individuals and organizations whose innovative contributions have led to significant improvements to facilities, operations or public relations that support aviation in Michigan. The MAC is responsible for the general supervision of aeronautics within Michigan.