Bentz among finalist to lead SMPDD; board to meet tomorrow
by Associated Press
Published: August 6,2013
Tags: commission, commissioner, community development, economic development, executive director, Leonard Bentz, Mississippi Public Service Commission, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, state agency
GULFPORT — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz is among five finalists for the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District’s executive director job.
An official with the group told The Sun Herald yesterday the group’s board of directors meets tomorrow in Gulfport to discuss the vacancy and Bentz is among the five being considering.
Bentz didn’t respond to the Sun Herald’s calls for comment yesterday. The director job pays between $150,000 and $200,000 per year, depending on qualifications. His current pay is set in state law at $78,000 per year.
Bentz is a former Harrison County deputy sheriff, former PSC utility investigator and a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.
If Bentz were to step down, Gov. Phil Bryant would appoint a replacement.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- The First acquiring Alabama bank in cash/stock deal
- Todd Smith's Spin Cycle — Not milk! It’s end of era for milk industry’s iconic ‘Got Milk?’ campaign
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way
- MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year never expected her career to take this path
- Mississippi ag aviation plays a critical role in production and profitability