One Vision, One Voice

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Our Board

Phil Buffington, Chairman
Adams and Reese

Brad Maley, Secretary-Treasurer
BancorpSouth

Brad McMullan, Director
BFAC.Com

Donna Sims, Vice Chairman
BankPlus

Rodney Grogan, Director
MMC Materials

Wesley Goings, Director
Telapex, Inc.

Renee Rice, Director
First Commercial Bank

Bill Senter, Director
Atmos Energy

Johnny Brunini, Director
Butler Snow

Doug Hederman, Director
Hederman Brothers

Cecil Harper, Director
Harper Rains Knight & Company

Doug Jones, MCEDA Appointee

Dr. Dwight Luckett, MCEDA Appointee

Calvin Harris, MCEDA Appointee
Warnock & Associates

Jim Smith, MCEDA Appointee
Merrill Lynch

Ex-Officio directors:

David Bishop, president

Mayor William Truly     
City of Canton

Mayor Leslie Childress
Town of Flora

Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler
City of Madison

Mayor Gene McGee
City of Ridgeland

Advisory Board

Sam Kelly, Immediate Past Chairman
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes

G. Todd Burwell, Past Chairman
G. Todd Burwell, P.A.

Mark Bounds, Advisory Board
Mark S. Bounds Realty Partners

Gail Pittman, Advisory Board
Gail Pittman Designs

Alon Bee, Advisory Board
Regions

Stacey Wall, Advisory Board
Pinnacle Trust

Ray Balentine, Advisory Board & Transportation Committee Chairman

John Geary, Advisory Board
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush

Mike Crandall, Advisory Board
Trustmark

Ed Boyington, Advisory Board
L-3 Vertex Aerospace

Nicky Cobb, Advisory Board
Renasant

Samuel Scott, Advisory Board
St. Dominic Hospital

Paul Musick, Advisory Board
Yates

Executive Director

Jan Coulter Collins, Executive Director
Madison County Business League & Foundation

About the Madison County Business League & Foundation

About Our Vision

The purpose of the Madison County Business League & Foundation is to act in partnership with the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) to provide the County a unique opportunity to unite the public and private sectors; thereby, encouraging proper planning for future growth and development.

The Madison County Business League & Foundation is a privately funded 501 © 6 non-profit economic development stakeholder and support organization. More than just stakeholders, the role of the Business League is to unite the leading business owners, CEOs, presidents, and decision makers with elected/appointed officials, on all levels from local to federal, to discuss topics that affect economic development for Madison County. The League achieves this mission by hosting educational and informational forums, symposiums and other events to bring these individuals together. Topics addressed include healthcare, economic forecasting, education, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, among others. The League also host smaller events for the various committee members with senate and congressional staff members, MDOT officials, governor staffers, legislators, judiciary and other local and state elected/appointed officials.

It is vital to provide the Madison County Economic Development Authority with support to fuel continued success as it strives to implement a program of work, recruit business, and market Madison County. By serving in this capacity, the Madison County Business League & Foundation assists with moving vital projects from the drawing board to reality.

The Purpose of Our Voice

  • The Business League serves as a conduit for the flow of information between the private sector and the policy makers in local, state and federal government.
  • We promote the general economic welfare and development of Madison County, MS.
  • Our organization aids and assists the Madison County Economic Development Authority with the promotion, internal marketing, education, transportation, employment and other common interests of commercial enterprises in Madison County.
  • The Business League works in unity with the Madison County elected officials and MCEDA for the benefit of the community by supporting and promoting business growth, capital investment, overall quality of life and other factors associated with economic development.

The Mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation

“The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation Transportation Committee is to work closely with elected officials on the flow of traffic into, out of, and within the County to ensure that Madison County benefits from an expanded and improved transportation system that includes increased transportation choices. Transportation decisions are coordinated with the land use plan and support the County’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth.”

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