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MEC’s Leadership Mississippi honors class of 2019

MEC’s Leadership Mississippi program was proud to honor our 53 graduates from the Class of 2019.

The Class of 2019 celebrated their completion of the program at a graduation ceremony held at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson on December 6, 2019. Participants completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi, including Jackson, Meridian, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Cleveland, and Tupelo.

Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,500 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Mississippi’s top business executives have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks.


Michelle Accardi, NBCT

Joseph R. Beattie

Sandra R. Bitten

Sondia J. Christian

Amanda Cobb

Jessica Crosby

Elise Deano

Jonny Donaldson

Brandon Dunn

Kabah S. Ealy, Esq.

Felicity Ross Edwards

Bailey Robertson Fair

Jay Fisher

Gary W. Hodum

Christee Holbrook

Brandon Hubbard

Cedrick Hurd

Ed Johnson Adre’ Charee Jordan

Angela Rose Juzang

James S. Kaigler, Jr.

Dr. Micca A. Knox

Jessica Lane

Mary LaRosa

John Martin Lassiter, Sr.

Kirk J. Lewis

Leo E. Manuel

Torie Marion

Brad Mayhew

Debra Mays-Jackson

Dr. Tina Denise McDyess

Pam Moeller

Chris Monsour

Grant S. Montgomery

Luke Montgomery

Heath Morgigno

J. Russell Morrison

Cherisha Moss

Joi Owens

Derek D. Polk

Allilia L. Price

Ungalia Ratcliff

Amanda Shook

Dr. Temika Michael Simmons

Erin W. Smith, LMSW

Austin Stewart

Taylor Stringer

Katie Townsend

Carla Underwood

Shelley Cresswell Walker

Tonia Ware

Andrew Warmath

Matthew Wilson


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