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(VIDEO) Spivey named Under 40 Business Person of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal


Mississippi Business Journal Under 40 Business Person of the Year Scott Spivey

Mississippi Business Journal Under 40 Business Person of the Year Scott Spivey

Home Corporation Executive Director Scott Spivey was named the Under 40 Business Person of the Year Friday by during the Top 50 Under 40 luncheon in front of nearly 500 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.

Previously named the Top 40 Under 40, the MBJ expanded the event this year and, for the first time, named a top 10 as well as the Under 40 Business Person of the Year.

According to Spivey, communication might be the most vital component in the business world.

As Executive Director for the Mississippi Home Corporation, Spivey must advocate effectively for the MHC and its programs on the state and federal level.

» Nominate someone for next year’s MBJ Top 50 Under 40

A Kentucky native, Spivey oversees the agency’s day-to-day operations and administers all of the MHC’s housing programs, including the Mortgage Revenue Bond program. Prior to joining MHC in 1998, Spivey served as a sales associate with Indian Cycle Fitness and Outdoor.

He is active in multiple professional organizations, including the National Council of State Housing Agencies and the Mississippi Association of Affordable Housing Providers. Spivey received his Master’s degree in English from Mississippi College, where he graduated summa cum laude. In his spare time, Spivey relishes brewing his own beer and attending rock crawling events around the nation.

The Top 10 are as follows:

Quentin A. Brewer
Julie Jarrell Gresham
Jamie Higdon
Farrah Graham Kennedy
Bridget M. Lowery
Marc Petro
Matthew Edward Renick
Justin Rhodes
Trent Townsend
Alison Tyler


Finalists include:

Mandi Arinder
Gwendolyne Ballard
Lilli Evans Bass
Michael Warren Boerner
H. Barber Boone
Madeleine Brown
Carter Burns
Jennifer M. Childs
Brax K. Clark
Beau Cole
Jason S. Condon
William B. Dickson Jr.
Jeremiah Dumas
Marshall J. Eleuterius
Brandi Kennedy Garrett
Mason Greene
Stephen Griner
Tonyatta T. Hairston
Kodi D. Hobbs
Foley Holditch
Laura P. Johns
Monica Davis Joiner
Aaron Lacey
Preston H. Lee III, DDS
Jason Manley
James W. McIngvale
Mauricka DeVon McKenzie Sr.
Shane McLendon
Hosea L. Minnieweather Jr.
Erica Moore
Kimberly Nastasi
Marlena Powell Pickering
Alex Purvis
Nicki Johnson Reeves
Harry Dewitt Ruffin III
Abby Thompson
Bridget Young Townsend
Justin M. Turner
Nathan Wells
Johannah B. Williams


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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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