Posts Tagged ‘executive director’

Retiring DMR exec to turn over some duties to new deputy

BILOXI — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources executive director Bill Walker says new deputy director Danny Guice will take over some of his responsibilities as Walker prepares to retire. Walker told the Sun Herald he plans to retire by June of 2013. Gov. Phil Bryant would name his successor. “What the governor needs is someone […] [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the […] [...]

Bryant expected to name new MDA director today

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to name a new head of the Mississippi Development Authority today. The new leader would replace interim director Jim Barksdale, the former Netscape CEO, who has served as the state’s chief economic developer since January. Bryant’s choice will likely be the first permanent MDA director since March 2011, […] [...]

Senate bill allows MDA chief to be paid with private-sector funds

JACKSON — The Senate has passed a bill to allow the director of the Mississippi Development Authority to be paid with money raised from private entities. The bill does not cap the MDA director’s salary. If the salary exceeds 150 percent of the governor’s salary, only the portion below that amount would be paid with […] [...]

Latham returning as MEMA executive director

PEARL — Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Robert R. Latham Jr. as the new Mississippi Emergency Management Agency executive director following the retirement of former director Mike Womack. This is Latham’s second time as MEMA executive director. He led from February 2000 through July 2006, including during Hurricane Katrina. “This is a tremendous opportunity to […] [...]

Commission names McGrath as MDOT executive director

JACKSON — The Mississippi Transportation Commission unanimously voted yesterday to appoint Melinda L. McGrath as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Since February of 2011, McGrath has served as interim executive director/chief engineer of MDOT. Prior to that, she served as deputy executive director/chief engineer since August 2008. As chief engineer, she was […] [...]

Foy has unique credentials to head Canton Chamber Main Street Association

Lise Foy of Canton, executive director of the Canton Chamber of Commerce Main Street Association, has unique educational credentials and experience for her current job. The native of Winona graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s in agricultural pest management in 1997 before going on to earn a master’s degree in agronomy at the […] [...]

Q&A: Allen Godfrey, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission

Allen Godfrey has been promoted to executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Before joining the Gaming Commission in 2003, Godfrey held senior auditor positions with the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Mississippi State Tax Commission. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in business administration and is a certified […] [...]

Seratt, the ultimate professional

His downtown has seen a resurgence since his arrival a few years back With nearly 15 years experience in Mississippi tourism and a marketing career that spans three decades, Bill Seratt knows a thing or two about promoting the tourism industry in the state. He’s currently the executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s […] [...]

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