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Q&A: Tony Jeff, president and CEO of Mississippi Technology Alliance

Ball State report highlights need for more venture capital Tony Jeff is the president and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization striving to drive innovation and technology-based businesses in Mississippi. Jeff is a Clinton native who studied industrial engineering at Mississippi State University and earned an MBA as well as a master’s in engineering from Northwestern University. ...

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Net metering in Mississippi

New policies discussed for solar users The Mississippi Public Service Commission has opened a docket to investigate the development of net metering and interconnection standards. Net metering programs enable customers to generate their own electricity and receive retail prices, or in some cases, premiums over retail price for excess power. The Commission already has a rule in place regarding net ...

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Getting alternative reviews

Alternative energy demonstration homes having mixed results In recent years homeowners have searched for ways to make their homes more energy efficient, thus lowering the costs of home heating, cooling and maintenance. In a pilot program a few years ago, three Mississippi homes were chosen to try some alternative methods which might have led to widespread use. Unfortunately, the state-funded ...

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MTA recognizes innovators, leaders

The Mississippi Technology Alliance recently inducted three into the Innovators Hall of Fame, and recognized another with an award. The new Hall of Fame members are Bill Rayburn, co-founder and CEO of mortgage technology company FNC Inc.; John D. Bower, M.D.; and, Will Primos, founder and director of Primos Hunting Calls. Ole Miss chancellor emeritus Robert C. Khayat received the ...

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Jeff’s plan extends to all at MTA

The Mississippi Technology Alliance recently held its third-annual Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala and eleventh-annual Conference on High Technology. At the Gala, Dr. Robert C. Khayat, chancellor emeritus of The University of Mississippi was awarded the 2010 Legends Award, and Dr. John Bower, Will Primos and Dr. Bill Rayburn were inducted to the Hall of Fame.  In addition, Hybrid ...

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Linton welcomed as analyst at MTA

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced that Joseph Linton has joined the company as a business analyst. As a business analyst for Strategic Biomass Solutions, Linton will investigate renewable energy plans in order to assess their viability in the marketplace. Linton earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, technology and business from Mississippi State University (MSU) ...

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Lewis returns to MTA as investment manager

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced that Clay Lewis has joined the company as investment manager. Prior to joining MTA, Lewis served as senior technology officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. In this position, he was instrumental in the creation of a number of private/public partnership efforts designed to strengthen the technology business sector in Mississippi. ...

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Beaumont interning at Technology Alliance

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff today announced the hiring of Corey Beaumont. Beaumont will serve as an entrepreneurial development intern in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Beaumont is a member of MTA’s entrepreneurial development team working with entrepreneurs and early stage, innovative, high-growth companies to develop successful ventures. A native of San Francisco, Calif., Beaumont ...

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MTA promotes two, hires one

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced the promotions of two current employees and the hiring of a new staff member. Tonya Klauser of Madison has been promoted to CFO. Klauser served as budgets and contracts manager for the Institute for Technology Development and as an assistant vice president for Trustmark National Bank. She is a certified ...

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European company to put biomass power plants in Miss.

London-based Meridian Power announced this month that it has selected former Tupelo mayor and Advance Mississippi Chairman Glenn L. McCullough Jr. as chairman of its biomass businesses in the United States. The company has chosen Mississippi to be the site of its first power plant, due to the abundance of timber biomass in the state. Meridian Power plans to develop ...

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