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Our Board

Cecil Harper, Chairman
Harper Rains Knight & Company

Barney Daly, Vice Chairman
Trustmark National Bank

Renee Rice, Secretary/Treasurer

Samuel Scott, Director
St. Dominic Hospital

Rodney Grogan, Director
MMC Materials

Wesley Goings, Director
Telapex, Inc.

Bill Senter, Director
Atmos Energy

Ed Gardner, MCEDA Appointee

Johnny Brunini, Director
Butler Snow

Samantha Barnett Lofton, Director
Barnett's Body Shop

Doug Hederman, Director
Hederman Brothers

Brad Gatlin, Director

Doug Jones, MCEDA Appointee

Dr. Dwight Luckett, MCEDA Appointee

Calvin Harris, MCEDA Appointee
Warnock & Associates

Ex-Officio directors:

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

Alon Bee, Advisory Board

Phil Buffington, Immediate Past Chairman
Adams and Reese

Sam Kelly, Past Chairman
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes

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

Joseph Moss, Advisory Board

James McGullough, Advisory Board
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

Ray Balentine, Advisory Board & Transportation Committee Chairman

John Geary, Advisory Board
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush

Mike Crandall, Advisory Board

Ed Boyington, Advisory Board
L-3 Vertex Aerospace

Nicky Cobb, Advisory Board

Paul Musick, Advisory Board

Pam Confer, Advisory Board
Nissan North America Canton

Executive Director

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

Mary Kate Rankin, Executive Assistant
Madison County Business League & Foundation

Education & Workforce Development Committee

"The mission of the Education Committee is to serve as a channel of influence and communication between the public and private sectors and education leaders at all levels, and to work in unison with Madison County businesses, education agencies and elected officials to develop the emerging, current and transitional workforce."

Chairman: Don Burnham

James D. (Don) Burnham, Ph.D., Vice President of the Ridgeland Campus for Holmes Community College. Dr. Burnham is a native of Laurel, Mississippi. He received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Business Management from Mississippi State University in 1978. Dr. Burnham earned an M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1985, and received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi in 2004.

Dr. Burnham began his career in quality control and held production management positions in an industrial setting until 2003. He joined Holmes Community College as a Business and Economics instructor in 2003 through January 2007 when he became the Director of Admissions and Records for the college. He was appointed Vice President of the Ridgeland Campus in June 2011. He is a member of the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, and the Education Committee for the Business League of Madison County. He is also chairman of the Education and Workforce Taskforce for the Madison County Strategic Plan, and an active member of the Gideons International.

Steering Committee:


Lanny Slaughter MCEDA
Ron Jurney Canton Academy
Jill Sellers MSU CAVS Extension
Dr. Nancy New, Chairman MS Community Education Center
Ray Riley Community Bank of MS
Kevin Lewis St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Patrick (Pat) McNulty Security Ballew,
Dr. Don Burnham Holmes Community College
John Yerger Blue Ox LLC
Sam Kelly Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC
Termie Land MRA
Dr. Cassandra Williams CPS Supt.
LeeAnne Brewer Millsaps
Ronnie McGehee Madison County School
Jim Keith Adams & Reese
Raymond van Norman Renasant



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