One Vision, One Voice
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Our Board

Wesley Goings, Chairman
Telapex, Inc.

Ray Balentine, Vice Chairman
Michael Baker International

Renee Rice, Secretary/Treasurer

Barney Daly, Immediate Past Chairman
Trustmark National Bank

Alveno Castilla, Director
Butler Snow

Brad Gatlin, Director

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

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
Vertex Aerospace

Matt Davidson, Advisory Board
Atmos Energy

Murray Harber, Advisory Board
Mississippi Business Group on Health

Paul Musick, Advisory Board

Phyllis Johnson, Advisory Board
Mississippi Board of Nursing

Robbie J. Kemp, Advisory Board
Entergy MS, LLC

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

Transportation Committee

"The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation Transportation Committee is to work closely with elected officials on the flow of traffic into, out of, and within the County to ensure that Madison County benefits from an expanded and improved transportation system that includes increased transportation choices. Transportation decisions are coordinated with the land use plan and support the County’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth."

Chairman: Ray Balentine (read bio)  

Michael Baker International

Ray Balentine

Steering Committee:


Andrew Jenkins AJA Management
Sidney Allen Butler Snow
Buster Bailey H. C. Bailey Companies
Billy Brunt First Commercial Bank
Rodney Grogan MMC Materials
Sam Kelly Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
Hunter Arnold Waggoner Engineering
Mike McCollum City of Ridgeland
Kirk Sims Yates Construction
Pauk Musick Yates Construction
Charlie McLemore City of Ridgeland
Keith O'Keffe Neel-Schaffer
Amy Ainsworth  Terracon
Chip Estes The Estes Companies
John Laws Laws Construction
Doug Jones Lake Caroline
Ron Emery Century Construction
Ralph Barnes  Adcamp 
Ryan Springer  Brasfield & Gorrie
Andy Williamson Copeland & Johns 
Hayden Peel Gregory Construction 
Rick Webster Key Constructors 
Brian Atkins  Malouf Construction 
Eddie Templeton Burns Cooley Dennis  
Cynthia Warner  American Field Service 
Chuck Barlow  Eley Guild Hardy
Nathan Killingsworth APAC
Jeff Cox  Birdsong 
Josh Thrash Thrash
Chad Wages  Civil Link 
Katie Bryant Snell  Bryant Songy Snell 

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