Source: The Montgomery Independent
Marshall J. Taggart, Jr., executive airport director of the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM), has been recognized as a “Mover and Shaper” in the city of Montgomery by Business Alabama Magazine. Business Alabama covers large and small business throughout the state and across sectors, from the State House to main street. Taggart was recognized for his work as airport director of MGM, a major employer and key contributor to Montgomery’s economy.
“I am honored to be recognized by Business Alabama for the work MGM has done for the broader Montgomery community,” Taggart said. “I believe that a thriving, accessible airport is vital to the ongoing economic vitality of our region, and I am proud of the work we have done to ensure that Montgomery Regional Airport continues to be a robust and equitable employer, despite the unprecedented challenges our city and nation have faced over the past year. Our airport is the first and last thing many travelers will see of Montgomery. I am proud that it has been—and will continue to be—a source of great pride.”
Taggart was recognized alongside prominent members of the business community; leadership in higher education; and prominent politicians, including Steven Reed, Montgomery’s first African-American mayor.
Taggart, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, earned a bachelor’s in accounting and master’s degree in public administration. He is completing a doctorate in political science. With two decades of management experience, he also is a 2008 graduate of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Executive Leadership Program; and received NFBPA’s Steven. E. Ford-Young Public Administrator of the Year Award in 2007. He serves on the boards of the Airport Minority Advisory Council, Aviation Council of Alabama and the Montgomery Chamber Committee of 100. He is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).