One Vision, One Voice
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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

Government Affairs Committee

"Our mission is to liaison with federal, state and local officials on issues and projects that affect Madison County. We strive to assist in determining and advocating for the issues that help economic development projects for the county and, above all else, speak with one voice in support of public and private projects that make Madison County an even better place."

Chairman: Phil Buffington

Phil Buffington joined Adams and Reese in 2011 in the Transactions Practice Group, practicing in the firm’s Jackson office, which is a Gold Sponsor of the Madison County Business League. He has been practicing law since 1984 in transactions, and has extensive experience in representing financial institutions. Phil currently serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the Jackson office of Adams and Reese LLP and also serves as the Co-Leader of the firm’s Banking and Finance Team.

In the legal arena, Phil is a member of the American Bar Association, including the Banking Law Committee. He is also a member of the Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar Association. He also is a member of the Independent Community Bankers Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Phil serves as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, and is a former President of the Mississippi College School of Law Alumni. He earned his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 1984. He earned a double major in banking and finance/insurance at University of Mississippi, earning a B.B.A. in 1981.

In the community, Phil is heavily involved with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, currently serving as a Vestry Member and having served in various positions and on numerous committees. Phil is immediate past chairman of the MCBL&F and is a past chairperson of the Government Relations Committee. In the past, he has also served on various nonprofit organizations boards, including serving as a former board member of Jackson Futbol Club, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson, Inc.


Steering Committee:




Todd Burwell G. Todd Burwell, P.A.
Alon Bee Regions Bank
Sidney Allen, Jr. Butler Snow
Mike Walker AT&T
Larry Ratzlaff Community Trust Bank
Stephen Hirn Haddox Reid
Cory Wilson Jernigan Copeland & Anderson
Phillip Buffington, Jr. Adams and Reese
Richard McRee Edward Jones Investments
Jason Marsh Phelps Dunbar
Paul Jones Multicraft International
Jeff Cox Birdsong Construction
Dean Jim Rosenblatt Mississippi College School o f Law
Terrell Knight C Spire
Mike Crandall Trustmark
Stanley Mangum MMC Materials, Inc.
Camille Young Nissan/Cornerstone
Ben Moncrief C Spire
Richard Roberson MS Hospital Association
Greg Hinkebein MS Enterprise for Technology
Amile Wilson Hapax
John Geary Copeland Cook Taylor and Bush
Henry Ricotta State Bank & Trust
Gerard Gibert Venture technology
Jim Herring Herring Long & Crews
John Laws Laws Construction
Wesley Goings Telapex, Inc.
Ron Emery Century Copnstruction
Elizabeth Stanga Dale Partners
Rodney Grogan MMC Material, Inc.
Greg Gibb Nissan North America, Inc.
Kirk Sims Yates
Sam Kelly Brunini
Carolyn Rains AD&S
Sarah Beth Wilson Copeland Cook Taylor and Bush
Barney Daly Trustmark
Danny Williams Woodridge Capital Portfolio Management
Chip Estes The Estes Companies
Doug Jones Lake Caroline
Tina Lakey retired- CenterPoint Energy
Camp Murphy Corporate Relations Management
Katie Snell Katie Bryant Snell
Jason Dillon Parkway Church
Ron Emery Century Construction
Bill Senter Atmos Energy
Buster Bailey HC Bailey Companies
Ronny Lott Chancery Clerk
Nonie McKnight EarthCon
Lewis Ridgway Gregory Construction
Mullins Wendy Bradley Arant Boult Cummins
Tina Bancroft Alzheimer's Association
Kyke Williams Brunini
Joey Deason MCEDA





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