Mississippi Development Authority has announced Mike McGrevey has joined the agency as deputy director, effective July 6. McGrevey comes to MDA from the city of Meridian, where he served as chief administrative officer responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city, including economic development and working to improve the city’s infrastructure.
“Mike has a proven track record and a remarkable professional background that has armed him with the experience needed to successfully serve as MDA’s deputy director,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough. “We are honored to welcome him to the agency and know his expertise will serve MDA and the people of Mississippi well.”
In 2010, McGrevey was named president and COO of JBHM Education Group where he worked for four years. There, he established JBHM as the standard bearer for improving schools throughout the Southeast U.S. by building instructional leadership to improve student success.
Before joining JBHM, McGrevey served as the vice president of finance and administration for Mississippi State University for two years. In that role, he oversaw the personnel management of 4,000 employees, 700 facilities, a $200 million research budget and a $675 million annual budget. He also provided effective strategic leadership that maintained the university’s financial well-being and allowed for significant student population growth. He served as co-chair of the University Efficiencies and Innovation Committee, the decision-making body that implemented major management reforms and modernization efforts that better positioned the school for the 21stcentury.
From 2006 to 2008, McGrevey was the chief of staff and CFO for MSU, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the university. In that role, he successfully championed efforts to develop comprehensive veteran and leadership programs, which are now nationally recognized. He was a member of the team that developed the framework that built the university’s strategic plan, which resulted in MSU being ranked as a “very high” research activity university by the Carnegie Foundation, named a “Top 20 University” for military personnel and veterans and designated by Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Best College Buys.”
McGrevey also brings to MDA economic development experience from the Kemper County Economic Development Authority, where he was executive director from 2000-2004. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, serving for 20 years as a chief financial management officer.
“I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to be on a winning team whose goals are tremendously important to our state’s future, and I am ready to go to work serving the people of our state,” said McGrevey. “I know under the leadership of Gov. Bryant and MDA, we will continue to create economic opportunities for Mississippians. I look forward to working together with our partners at the local, regional and state levels as we strive to build a stronger economic future for Mississippi.”
McGrevey holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Science in Management from Webster University and a Ph.D. in Education from Mississippi State University.