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Partner Level

Madison County Economic Development Authority

Pillar of the Community

Butler Snow
C Spire
Renasant Bank
St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.
Vertex Aerospace
W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company

Cornerstone Investors

Atmos Energy

Platinum Investor

Adams and Reese
Adcamp, Inc.
Amerigo, Sombra, Char, Anjou & Saltine
Biggs, Pettis, Ingram & Solop, PLLC
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC
CenterPoint Energy
Citizens National Bank
Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A.
Harper, Rains, Knight & Company P.A.
Levi Strauss & Company
McRae Investments
Memphis Communications Corporation
Merit Health
Nissan North America, Inc.
Southern Ag Credit
Think WebSTORE

Gold Investor

Ray Balentine, Advisory Board & Transportation Committee Chairman

Ray Balentine

Ray is Vice President of Michael Baker International, a SILVER Member of the MCBL&F. He serves as Office Executive for the Mississippi and Alabama operations of Michael Baker International. With the primary office in Ridgeland, they also have 2 satellite offices in Ocean Springs, MS and Mobile, AL. There are over 50 employees in the MS and AL offices. Michael Baker is an international consulting engineering firm that provides a wide range of engineering services. In MS and AL, the primary practice areas are transportation, environmental and planning, aviation, site development. Their clients include government agencies at the Federal and State levels, counties and cities, as well as private developers.

Ray is a native of Weir, MS in Choctaw County. He has lived in the Jackson metro area since his graduation from Mississippi State in 1978. He and his wife of 30 years, Cindy Hastings Balentine, have lived in Madison since 1997. They have two children, Carrie and Will, who are both graduates of Mississippi State and residents of Madison County. They are all members of the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church.

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