Executive Advisory Board

Members

David P. Abney

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • UPS
  • Atlanta, GA

Boyce Adams, Sr.

  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • BankTEL Systems
  • Columbus, MS

Richard C. Adkerson (Emeritus)

  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Phoenix, AZ

Marsha Blackburn

  • Member of Congress
  • Seventh District TN
  • Franklin, TN

Stephen Buehler

  •  Founder, Astra Ventures
  •  Creator, Astra Insights
  • Nashville, TN

Mary Childs

  • President, CEO, COO and Vice Chairman
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Ripley, MS

James A. Coggin

  • President and Chief Administrative Officer (Retired)
  • SAKS Incorporated
  • Jackson, MS

Cynthia Cooper

  • President and CEO
  • The CooperGroup, LLC
  • Brandon, MS

Helen Currie

  • Chief Economist
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Houston, TX

Thomas F. Darnell

  • EVP Chief Sales Officer
  • BancorpSouth
  • Tupelo, MS

Larry Favreau

  • Executive Vice President, CEO
  • Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance
  • Jackson, MS

Haley R. Fisackerly

  • President and CEO
  • Entergy Mississippi
  • Jackson, MS

Jan L. Gwin

  • Managing Director
  • Raymond James
  • Memphis, TN

John M. Hairston

  • CEO and Chief Operating Officer
  • Hancock Holding Company & Hancock Bank
  • Gulfport, MS

John F. Hill

  • CEO
  • WealthPartners, LLP
  • Madison, MS

Shawn Hunter

  • CEO and Owner
  • Industry Services Co., Inc.
  • Mobile, AL

Joe Iupe, Jr.

  • Owner
  • J.S. Iupe’s, Inc.
  • Madison, MS

Paul J. Karre

  • Sr. VP – Human Resources & Communications-Retired
  • International Paper
  • Pawleys Island, SC

Lewis F. Mallory, Jr. (Emeritus)

  • Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer-Retired
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.
  • Starkville, MS

Don Mason

  • Vice President/External Affairs & Corporate Service-Retired
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Gulfport, MS

Mike McIlwain

  • CEO-Retired
  • PSAV
  • Kildeer, IL

Frank H. McWhorter, Jr.

  • CPA
  • Nicholson & Company, PLLC
  • Hattiesburg, MS

Lee Miller

  • President
  • Miller Transporters Inc.
  • Jackson, MS

Mickey Milligan

  • Director Existing Industry & Business
  • Mississippi Development Authority
  • Jackson, MS

Roderick A. Moore

  • Exec. VP & CEO-Retired
  • Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co.
  • Brandon, MS

Shirley Olson

  • President
  • Olson Consulting Group, LLC
  • Jackson, MS

Joe G. Rice, Jr.

  • Managing Director, Investments
  • Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
  • Ridgeland, MS

Ken B. Robinson

  • Vice President, Global Internal Audit
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Cincinnati, OH

James “Jim” Rouse

  • Vice President-Retired
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Houston, TX

Kathy St. John

  • Managing Director & Contracts Consultant (Retired)
  • NAPA Healthcare Connection, Inc.
  • Madison, MS

William A. “Lex” Taylor, III

  • Chairman/CEO
  • The Taylor Group of Companies
  • Louisville, MS

Cyndi A. Tucker

  • Director, Business Development-Retired
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Houston, TX

Jimmy L. Walden

  • Real Estate Management
  • Walden Group, LLC
  • Jackson, MS

Loretta Walker

  • Vice President – Human Resources
  • W.W. Grainger
  • Lake Forest, IL

M.L. Waters

  • Secretary and Treasurer
  • Waters International Trucks, Inc.
  • Meridian, MS