Executive Advisory Board

Members

David Abney

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • UPS
  • Atlanta, GA

Boyce Adams

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

Richard Adkerson

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

Drew Allen

  • President
  • Allen Beverages, Inc.
  • Gulfport, MS

Marsha Blackburn

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

Charles Boyd

  • VP & Chief Operations Officer (IBM, retired)
  • LMA Communication, Inc.
  • Atlanta, GA

Mary Childs

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

William Anthony Clark

  • President
  • Pan Am GeoExchange
  • Houston, TX

James Coggin

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

Cynthia Cooper

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

Alan Crockett

  • Executive Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer
  • Orgill, Inc.
  • Memphis, TN

Thomas Darnell

  • EVP Chief Sales Officer
  • BancorpSouth
  • Tupelo, MS

Larry Favreau

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

Haley Fisackerly

  • President and CEO
  • Entergy Mississippi
  • Jackson, MS

Linda Garrett

  • Principal-Retired
  • Garrett Associates, Inc.
  • Atlanta, GA

Jan Gwin

  • Managing Director
  • Raymond James
  • Memphis, TN

John Hairston

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

Joe Iupe, Jr.

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

Paul Karre

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

Lewis Mallory, Jr. 

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

Clyde Manning

  • Bell South/AT&T-Retired
  • Greenwood, MS

Don Mason

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

Frank McWhorter

  • 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

C.R. Montgomery

  • Partner
  • Montgomery McGraw, PLLC
  • Canton, MS

Roderick Moore

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

Debrah Oberkirch

  • Principal
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Chicago, IL

Shirley Olson

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

Gee Gee Patridge

  • Senior Executive Vice President & COO
  • BankPlus
  • Ridgeland, MS

Richard Puckett

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Puckett Machinery Company
  • Jackson, MS

R.L. Qualls

  • President & Chief Executive Officer-Retirer
  • Baldor Electric Co.
  • Little Rock, AR

Joe Rice

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

Pat Robertson

  • Executive Director
  • MS Public Employees Retirement System
  • Jackson, MS

Ken Robinson

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

James “Jim” Rouse

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

Robert Sheely

  • Manager of Business Systems and Information Technology
  • MSU-Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
  • Canton, MS

William “Lex” Taylor, III

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

Cyndi Tucker

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

Jimmy Walden

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

Loretta Walker

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