Governor taps Weir for education board
by MBJ Staff
Published: April 22,2012
Bryant taps Weir
Hernando banker Simon Weir could join the Mississippi Board of Education beginning July 1. Gov. Phil Bryant tapped Weir for a nine-year term. He would represent the Supreme Court’s northern district, including 33 counties.Weir leads DeSoto County operations for Brandon-based Community Bank.Weir replaces Claude Hartley of Belden, the only board member whose term expires this year. However, Pass Christian school superintendent Sue Matheson is retiring, which could create an opening in the school administrator position on the board for Bryant to fill.Weir awaits confirmation by the state Senate.He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and was 2010 chairman of the DeSoto County Economic Council.
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