Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Christa Bishop

Christa Bishop
Senior Vice President Communications
Cooperative Energy

Carol Burger

Carol Burger
President/CEO
United Way of the Capitol Area

Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards
President/CEO
Gulf Coast Business Council

Ed Gardner

Ed Gardner
Vice Chair, Director of Business & Economic Development
Entergy Mississippi

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson
Policy Director
Southern Bancorp Community Partners

Jay Moon

Jay Moon
President/CEO
Mississippi Manufacturers Association

George Schloegel

George Schloegel
Chairman Emeritus, Former Mayor of Gulfport, Former Director State Workforce Investment Board, Former CEO of Hancock Bank

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J.B. Swanson
Director of Continuous Improvement
Empire Truck Sales, LLC

Amy Tate

Amy Tate
Immediate Past Chairman, Government Relations Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority

Curnis Upkins

Curnis Upkins
Vice President, Human Resources & Workforce Development, Mississippi Hospital Association Solutions, Inc.
Mississippi Hospital Association

Brian Useforge

Brian Useforge
Economic Development Director
Mississippi Power Company

Amy Walker
Chair, Area Sales Manager
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions

Staff

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan
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Garrett McInnis

Garrett McInnis
Executive Vice President
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Shellie Michael

Shellie Michael
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Amanda Wells

Amanda Wells
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