Mississippi Technology Alliance announces president/CEO
by For the MBJ
Published: January 13,2010
In a press release issued Tuesday, January 12th, the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) Board of Directors Chair Jan Farrington announced that Tony Jeff has been selected as the organization’s new president and CEO.
“The Board of Directors is confident in Tony’s ability to lead MTA, the state’s only organization focused solely on innovation-based economic development,” said Farrington. “We are impressed by Tony’s passion to maintain MTA’s successful focus on innovation and creating jobs for Mississippians. We look forward to all that MTA will accomplish under his leadership.”
Jeff previously served as vice president and chief operating officer and director of MTA’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he coordinated MTA’s efforts to help entrepreneurs bring their innovations successfully to market. He coached more than 300 entrepreneurial ventures and consulted with companies that successfully raised more than $100 million in private equity financing. Jeff also previously served as director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi in his nearly eight years at MTA.
“I am honored that the MTA board has given me this opportunity to lead an organization that is so vital to the success of entrepreneurs and innovative companies in Mississippi,” said Jeff.
Jeff earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University and his MBA and master’s of engineering degrees from Northwestern University through the Masters of Management and Manufacturing Program. He is married to Dr. Sheila Kalka Jeff, a family medicine physician. They reside in Madison.
The Mississippi Technology Alliance is a non-profit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the State of Mississippi. For more information, visit www.mta.ms <http://www.mta.ms> . A focus of MTA is connecting entrepreneurs to investors and managing the Mississippi Seed Fund. Since 2002, MTA clients have added more than 7,000 new jobs with a payroll of more than $11.5 million in annual state income taxes. Over the same period, MTA clients have received approximately $118 million in private equity investment.
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