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Our Board

Wesley Goings, Chairman
Telapex, Inc.

Ray Balentine, Vice Chairman
Michael Baker International

Renee Rice, Secretary/Treasurer
BankFirst

Barney Daly, Immediate Past Chairman
Trustmark National Bank

Alveno Castilla, Director
Butler Snow

Brad Gatlin, Director
BankPlus

Charlotte Seals, Director
Madison County Schools

Doug Hederman, Director
Hederman Brothers

John Geary, Director
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush

Nicky Cobb, Director
Renasant Bank

Samantha Barnett Lofton, Director
Barnett's Body Shop

Stan Wright, Director
Neel Schaffer, Inc.

Doug Jones, MCEDA Appointee

Gerard Gibert, MCEDA Appointee

Calvin Harris, MCEDA Appointee

Tracy Bailey, MCEDA Appointee

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

Cecil Harper, Past Chairman
Harper Rains Knight & Company

Phil Buffington, Past Chairman
Adams and Reese

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

Sam Kelly, Past Chairman
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes

Anne Marie Smith, Advisory Board
4 Top Hospitality

Dr. Don Burnham, Advisory Board
Holmes Community College

Ed Boyington, Advisory Board
L-3 Vertex Aerospace

Matt Davidson, Advisory Board
Atmos Energy

Murray Harber, Advisory Board
Mississippi Business Group on Health

Paul Musick, Advisory Board
Yates

Phyllis Johnson, Advisory Board
Mississippi Board of Nursing

Robbie Kemp, Advisory Board
Entergy

Rodney Grogan, Advisory Board
MMC Materials

Tina Lakey, Advisory Board

Trace Swartzfager, Advisory Board
St. Dominic - Jackson Memorial Hospital

Executive Director

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

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

The Madison County Business League & Foundation 2020-21 Board of Directors, Officers & Staff

Pictured (L:R) 

Seated: Vice Chairman Ray Balentine, Michael Baker International; Chairman Wesley Goings, C Spire; Secretary/Treasurer Renee Rice, BankFirst; Immediate Past Chairman Barney Daly, Trustmark 

Middle Row: Charlotte Seals, Madison County Schools; Samantha Lofton Barnett, Barnett Body Shop; Doug Jones, MCEDA Appointee; Nicky Cobb, Renasant; Mary Kate Rankin, Madison County Business League & Foundation; Jan Collins, Madison County Business League & Foundation 

Top Row: Doug Hederman, Hederman Brothers; John Geary, Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush; Brad Gatlin, BankPlus; Gerard Gibert, MCEDA Appointee

Not Pictured: Alveno Castilla, Butler Snow; Calvin Harris, MCEDA Appointee; Stan Wright, Neel Schaffer, Inc.; Tracy Bailey, MCEDA Appointee 

The Madison County Business League & Foundation announces the 2019-20 Board of Directors, Officers & Staff.

Photo by Deryll Stegall

TOP: Jan Collins, MCBL&F; Ray Balentine, Michael Baker International; Rodney Grogan, MMC Materials, Inc., John Geary; Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush; Johnny Brunini, Butler Snow; Brad Gatlin, BankPlus; Sam Scott, St. Dominic Health Services; Doug Jones, MCEDA Appointee; Supt. Charlotte Seals, Madison County Schools; Mary Kate Rankin, MCBL&F 

SEATED: Samantha Lofton, Barnett’s Body Shops; Vice Chairman Wesley Goings, C Spire; Chairman Barney Daly, Trustmark; Secretary-Treasurer Renee Rice, BankFirst; Immediate Past Chairman Cecil Harper, Harper Rains Knight & Company

NOT PICTURED: Doug Hederman, Hederman Brothers; MCEDA Appointee Gerard Gibert, Entrepreneur;  MCEDA Appointee Tracy Bailey, White Construction; MCEDA Appointee Calvin Harris, Waggoner Engineering

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2018-19

The Madison County Business League & Foundation announces the 2018-19 Board of Directors and officers. Photo by Deryll Stegall

TOP: Doug Hederman, Hederman Brothers; Bill Senter, Atmos Energy; Doug Jones, MCEDA Appointee; Wesley Goings, C Spire; Johnny Brunini, Butler Snow; Brad Gatlin, BankPlus; Rodney Grogan, MMC Materials, Inc.; Jan Collins, MCBL&F Executive Director

SEATED: Samantha Lofton, Barnett’s Body Shops; Vice Chairman Barney Daly, Trustmark; Chairman Cecil Harper, Harper Rains Knight & Company; Secretary-Treasurer Renee Rice, BankFirst; Immediate Past Chairman Phil Buffington, Adams and Reese.

NOT PICTURED: Sam Scott, St. Dominic Health Services; MCEDA Appointee Ed Gardner, Entergy MS; MCEDA Appointee Dwight Luckett, Canton Public School

2018-2019 Madison County Business League & Foundation Advisory Board

Pictured (L-R) seated: Ray Balentine-Michael Baker International and Nicky Cobb-Renasant Bank

(L-R) standing: James McCullough-Brunini, Pam Confer-Nissan, and Joseph Moss-BancorpSouth

Not Pictured: Phil Buffington-Adams and Reese, Sam Kelly-Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, G. Todd Burwell-G.Todd Burwell, P.A., John Geary-Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush, Mike Crandall-Trustmark, Ed Boyington - L-3 Vertex Aerospace, and Paul Musick-Yates

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2017-18 

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2016-17

The Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce the 2016-17 Board of Directors and Officers.

Front row (l-r): Director Donna Sims, BankPlus; Vice Chairman Phil Buffington, Adams & Reese; Chairman Sam Kelly, Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes; Immediate Past Chairman Tina Lakey, CenterPoint Energy; Secretary-Treasurer Brad Maley, BancorpSouth; MCEDA Appointee Dr. Dwight Luckett, Retired Superintendent of Canton Schools.

Back row (l-r): Director Trace Swartzfager, St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.; MCEDA Appointee Jim Smith, Merrill Lynch; Director Dr. Don Burnham, Holmes Community College; Director Brad McMullan, Bfac.Com; MCEDA Appointee Doug Jones, Lake Caroline; Director Rodney Grogan, MMC Materials, Inc.; Director Barney Daly, Trustmark and Executive Director Jan Collins, MCBL&F.

Not pictured: Director Terrell Knight, C Spire and MCEDA Appointee Calvin Harris, Warnock Engineering.

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2015-16

The Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce the 2015-16 Board of Directors and Officers.

Front row (l-r): Bob Williams, Immediate Past Co-Chairman, Office of Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney; Sam Kelly, Vice Chairman, Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC; Tina Lakey, Chairman CenterPoint Energy; Phil Buffington, Secretary-Treasurer, Adams & Reese; Mark Garriga, Immediate Past Co-Chairman, Butler Snow

Back row (l-r): Sherry Chance, Past Chairman, Tulane University- Madison Campus; Terrell Knight, Director, C Spire; Barney Daly, Director, Trustmark National Bank; Trace Swartzfager, Director, St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.; Dr. Don Burnham, Director, Holmes Community College – Ridgeland Campus; Brad McMullan, Director, Bfac.com; Calvin Harris, MCEDA Appointee, Warnock & Associates; Brad Maley, Director, BancorpSouth; Dick Hutchinson, Past Chairman, MCEDA Appointee; Jan Collins, Executive Director, MCBL & F

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2014-15


The Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce the 2014-15 Board of Directors and Officers.

Front row (l-r): Terrell Knight, C Spire; Nicole Kemp, Levis Strauss & Company; Past Chairman & Advisor Todd Burwell, G. Todd Burwell & Associates; Vice Chairman Tina Lakey, CenterPoint Energy; Immediate Past Chairman Sherry Chance, Tulane University; Secretary-Treasurer Sam Kelly, Brunini Firm; Bard Maley, BancorpSouth; Dick Hutchinson, MCEDA Board.

Standing (l-r): Sidney Allen, Butler Snow; Glen Silverman; Phil Buffington, Adams & Reese; Bill Guion, BankPlus & MCEDA Board; Chairman Robert Williams, Office of Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney & MCEDA Board; Brad McMullan, bfac.com; Dr. Don Burnham, Holmes Community College; Calvin Harris, Warnock & Associates & MCEDA Board; MCBL Executive Director Jan Collins.

Not Shown: Ex-Officio Directors are Karl Banks, President of the Madison County Board of Supervisors; Mayor Arnel Bolden, City of Canton; Mayor Les Childress, Town of Flora; Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, City of Madison; Mayor Gene McGee, City of Ridgeland.

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2013-14


Front row (l-r):
Sam Kelly, Brunini Firm; Terrell Knight, C Spire Wireless; Secretary-Treasurer Tina Lakey, CenterPoint Energy; Chairman Sherry Chance, Tulane University-Madison Campus; MCEDA Representative & Immediate Past Chairman Dick Hutchinson, Independent Furniture Broker; Nicole Kemp, Levi Strauss & Company

Standing (l-r):
Executive Director Jan Collins, Madison County Business League & Foundation; Brad Maley, BancorpSouth; James Pettis, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Dr. Don Burnham, Holmes Community College; MCEDA Representative & Past Chairman Bill Guion; Sidney Allen, Butler Snow; Glen Silverman, Crossgates River Oaks Medical Center; Executive Director Tim Coursey, Madison County Economic Development Authority.

Madison County Business League & Foundation Board of Directors for 2012-13

Seated (l-r):
Sarah Lofton, Lofton Advertising, Immediate Past Chairman
Sherry Chance, Tulane University, Vice Chairman
Dick Hutchinson, MCEDA, Chairman
John Almond, Allen & Hoshall, Secretary-Treasurer
Jennifer Sinclair, St. Dominic Hospital, Director

Standing (l-r):
Jan Collins, Madison County Business League & Foundation, Executive Director
Todd Burwell, G. Todd Burwell, P.A., Past Chairman/Advisory
Buck Covington, WEICHERT, REALTORS – Covington Group, Director
Bill Guion, BankPlus, Director/Past Chairman
Sidney Allen, Butler Snow, Director
James Pettis, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Director
Scott Parrish, Renasant Bank, Director
Tim Coursey, Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) Executive Director

Not pictured:
Lanny Slaughter, MCEDA

Ex-Officio Directors
Karl Banks, Vice President, Madison County Board of Supervisors
Mayor Arnel Bolden, City of Canton
Mayor Leslie Childress, Town of Flora
Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, City of Madison
Mayor Gene McGee, City of Ridgeland

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