10th Anniversary
One Vision, One Voice
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Our Board

Phil Buffington, Chairman
Adams and Reese

Brad Maley, Secretary-Treasurer

Brad McMullan, Director

Samuel Scott, Director
St. Dominic Hospital

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

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

Executive Director

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

Entrepreneurship Committee

The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation Entrepreneurship Committee (“Committee”) is to provide a forum for the education and support of members of the Madison County Business League & Foundation (“MCBL&F”) seeking to capitalize on their entrepreneurial spirit. The Committee seeks to foster an environment where members can network and share ideas concerning entrepreneurship with other like-minded members and further develop the core skill set that relates to building and running innovating enterprises. The Committee strives to be a driving force to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of the members of the MCBL&F.

Members of the Entrepreneurship Committee who serve on the Madison County Business League & Foundation SWAT Team. Photo by Deryll Stegall

  • Seated: Eddie Woodard, Priority One Bank; Brenda Thames, Simon Properties; John Taylor, Taylor Industries
  • Middle: Charles Byram, Haddox Reid Eubank Betts; Pamela Hancock, Hancock Law Firm, PLLC; Bryan Carter, Think WEBSTORE; Jason Brooks, BancorpSouth; Wendy Mullins, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
  • Standing: Cory Wilson, Office of State Treasurer Lynn Fitch; Scott Jones, Adams & Reese; Larry Ratzlaff, Community Trust Bank
  • Not pictured: Joe Donovan, Millsaps College - Else School of Management; Blair Waggoner, HORNE

This group of professionals completed the Innovate MS Venture Capital Development Program. They have volunteered to serve as mentors and coaches for entrepreneurs/startups in the state of Mississippi.


Wendy Mullins

Philip LeRoux  Summers, Green & LeRoux 
Joe Donovan  Millsaps College 
Chris Cooley   Blue Ox LLC
Brad McMullan  BFAC.com 
 Billy Brunt  The First Bank
 Wendy Mullins  Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, LLP
 Scott Jones Adams & Reese
Eddie Woodard  Priority One Bank
 Pamela Hancock  Hancock Law Firm, PLLC
 Mary Rountree  Strategic Energy Management, LLC
 Jason Brooks BancorpSouth
Tony Jeff  Innovate MS
 Charles Byram  Haddox Reid
 Greg Hinkebein  MSET
 Stephen Thompson  CMU
 Tasha Bibb Innovate MS
Janet Parker Innovate MS
Cory Wilson  
Joel Bomgar  
LeeAnne Brewer Millsaps College
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