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

Healthcare & Wellness Committee

"The mission of the Health & Wellbeing Committee is to serve as a channel of influence and communication between the public and private sectors at all levels; and to work in unison with Madison County businesses, healthcare providers and industry, elected officials, and professional organizations to foster a community which values personal health, organizational health, and overall wellbeing for all employees and residents of Madison County." 


Chairman: Murray Harber



Murray L. Harber is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, a coalition of more than 70 Mississippi employers that seek continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of health and health care through shared solutions. Murray also consults with companies that provide innovative solutions to employers which provide value. He is a national speaker for several large pharmaceuticals and business organizations on value-based benefit design, employee health management, and maximizing human performance in athletics.

Murray has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education majoring in Human Performance and Sports Studies from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Murray’s began his career serving as a strength and speed coach before moving into employer-based health center management. He has developed award-winning employer health and wellness programs including Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company ( SFBLI), the University of Minnesota, Hennepin County, MN, Park Nicollet Health Services, and UAW Ford Motor Company. He is a columnist for the Mississippi Business Journal, HR Professionals Magazine, and other publications.


Health & Wellness Committee: 


Cecil Harper Harper Rains Knight & Company
Warren Herring Kerioth Corporation
Brandi Grovich Levi Strauss & Co
Phyllis Johnson Mississippi Board of Nursing
Tami Jones Mississippi Business Journal
Elizabeth Lacoste Jackson Heart Clinic
Tom Maratea Levi Strauss & Co
Susan Marquez Susan Marquez Consulting
Ken Melichar Dominion Payroll Services
Julie Mitchell Mitchell Day Law Firm
Bob Montgomery Montgomery and McGraw
Shan Montgomery Mississippi Board of Nursing
Will Moon Telehealth 1
Tim Moore Mississippi Hospital Association
Joel Neely Riverhills Bank
Brit Phelps Merit Health Madison
Joyce Plunkett Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
Chris Powe GTI
Sam Scott St. Dominic's Hospital
Trace Swartzfager St. Dominic's Hospital
Curnis Upkins Mississippi Hospital Association
Todd Warren GI Associates
David White Morgan and White Group




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