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MCEDA welcomes new board members

The Madison County Board of Supervisors have appointed two new board members to the Madison County Economic Development Authority Board. Gerard Gibert was appointed to the at-large position, and Tracy Bailey was appointed to the District 3 slot.

“We are delighted to welcome Gerard and Tracy to the MCEDA Board of Directors,” said Joseph P. Deason, Executive Director of MCEDA. “Both individuals are well recognized business leaders, incredibly talented and bring a broad set of skills to MCEDA. We are fortunate to add such high caliber people to help us achieve our potential.”

Gibert is the CEO of Venture Technologies, a Technology Solutions Provider headquartered in Ridgeland, MS. Founded in 1986, Venture delivers a variety of IT infrastructure solutions to thousands of private and public sector customers across the United States. Venture is currently the 33rd largest private business in Mississippi, as published by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Gerard is currently Chairman of the Board of Empower Mississippi. In October 2018, Governor Phil Bryant appointed him to the inaugural Board of Directors of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi and is married to the former Julie Gill of Biloxi, Miss. They have two children, and their family attends St. Francis of Assisi Church in Madison, MS. An instrument-rated private pilot, Gerard enjoys golf, coaching youth sports, flying, writing, broadcasting and gardening.

Bailey is the Vice President of Pre-Construction Services for White Construction Company. Throughout his career and now with White Construction Company, Tracy has acquired a robust infrastructure of clients, architects, sub-contractors and colleagues in the construction industry by sharing good advice based on solid technical experience. Tracy’s unwavering integrity and a careful eye for detail developed through 38 years of hard work have established him as a matchmaker. He matches client’s needs with the very best built options.

Tracy works in all the states that WCC operates but calls Madison County home. Tracy is a team builder who believes that the best way to achieve his clients’ goals is to gain a thorough understanding of their wants and needs at every stage of the process with attention to detail and a passion for excellence. “I love working with clients, listening to their dreams, and telling them the WCC story” Tracy says. When away from work, he likes to spend time with family, working on his tree farm and long walks on the beach with Susan, the love of his life and wife of 37 years.

For a full listing of MCEDA Board Members and their responsibilities, please visithttps://www.madisoncountyeda.com/about-us/board-of-directors/


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