Reece Terry, publisher of the Daily Corinthian, was elected president of the Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Press Services for 2009-2010 during the organization’s 143rd Annual Convention in Biloxi. Terry accepted the gavel from outgoing president Randy Ponder, publisher of the Sea Coast Echo, who becomes immediate past president and chairman of the MPA Education Foundation.
Terry, who first joined the MPA board in 2005, is also publisher of The Banner Independent, a weekly newspaper in Booneville. His experience in the newspaper industry includes advertising sales, production, systems management and sales management.
Prior to his work in print journalism, Terry held positions as a production manager, chief engineer, operations manager and station manager in broadcasting. He is an active member of the MPA advertising committee and most recently served as the 2009 convention chairman.
He annually serves as a moderator for the MPA Silver Dollar Breakfast during the Mid-Winter Conference. At home, Terry is a member of the Corinth-Alcorn County United Way board of directors and serves as fund drive chairman. He is a member of the Corinth Rotary Club and is an advisory board member for the Salvation Army. He also serves as a member of the Corinth Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council.