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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

Young Professional Steering Committee

"The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation Young Professionals is to provide young professionals and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to build relationships, serve the community and engage with business, political and civil leaders; thus, investing in the professional development of Madison County’s future leaders."

Chairman: Grant Montgomery

Senior Vice President -Corporate Banking Division

Grant Montgomery serves as Senior Vice President in the Corporate Banking Division for BancorpSouth. Grant began working for Bancorp South in 2006, and has served in many roles, including branch manager, business development officer and commercial loan officer.

Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University, and is a graduate of both the Mississippi School of Banking, and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Grant’s current leadership roles include: 2018 President of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and 2018/2019 Chairman of the Young Professionals of Madison County Business League and Foundation. Some past community activities include Board Member of Our Daily Bread Ministries, Advisory Board of Directors at Antonelli College and past President of the Masonic Circle Lodge in Madison, MS. Honors given to Grant include: One of the Leaders in Finance in 2017 by Mississippi Business Journal, 2017 Top 10 under 40 by The City of Madison Chamber of Commerce, 2014 Madison County Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Award and 2016 Leadership Madison County Graduate.

Grant is married to Lindsey Montgomery, and together they have a 5-year-old daughter, Sloane. The Montgomery family lives in Gluckstadt and are active members of Grace Crossing Baptist Church in Gluckstadt. Grant enjoys hunting, fishing, playing the drums, and tea parties with his daughter.


Steering Committee:


Lauren Scheel MCEDA
Chris Roberts BankPlus
Parker Berry Butler Snow LLP
Scott Parenteau C Spire
Chris Johnson Renasant Bank
Jonathan Werne St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.
Haley Claxton Trustmark
Henry Sockbeson Yates Construction Company
Austin Stewart Adams & Reese
Bradley Barnes Adcamp, Inc
Anne Marie Smith Amerigo, Sombra, Char, Anjou & Saltine
Corey Hardy AT&T
Tim Brister Atmos Energy
Grant Montgomery BancorpSouth
Krystal Minor
Kyle Williams Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC
Jacob Berard CenterPoint Energy
Sarah Beth Wilson Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush, P.A.
Cori Hill Levi Strauss & Company
Liz Donovan Memphis Communications Corp.
Athena Chapin Merit Health
Jamaal Holloway Nissan North America
Pate DeMuth Southern Ag Credit
Hank Waterer Trustmark
Hillary Hippert Pinnacle Trust
Sam Fant Citizens bank
Julia Bradley Harper Rains HRKC
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