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2018 Board Nominees

See the full list of 2018 Board nominees.

Pam Confer

Director of Community & Public Relations at Nissan North America - Canton

Pam Confer is an international, award-winning, bilingual professional speaker, business consultant, public relations guru, and singer/songwriter. She is also the director of community and public relations for Nissan Canton, and the president of the Canton Chamber Main Street Association, both located in Madison County.

Recently featured on the cover of Southern Automotive Alliance Magazine, Pam draws from a variety of disciplines (business development, economic development, community development, public and community relations, public policy, and environmental management) in order to establish and maintain relationships with any stakeholder. She is highly sought after for her authentic ability to connect varying constituents to one common goal—success.

Pamela holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree, and is currently at the dissertation stage of a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University (JSU). Nissan is a Platinum Investor of the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

Barney Daly

President of Metro-Commercial Lending for Trustmark

Barney Daly serves as the President of Madison County / President of Metro-Commercial Lending for Trustmark National Bank. He earned his BS in Banking and Finance at Mississippi State University and his MBA from Mississippi College. Daly went the LSU Graduate School of Banking of the South and the University of Oklahoma Lending Graduate School.

 An advocate of being involved in education in Madison County, Daly has served as Co-President of the Madison Avenue Upper Elementary PTO, Madison Avenue Middle School PTO, Madison Central High School PTO, Past President of the Assisi Learning Center and he served on the District Bi-Racial Committee.

 In addition to his involvement in education, Daly has had strong community involvement with many organizations, including serving on the board of New State Theatre, Mississippi Arthritis Foundation, National Kidney Foundation of MS, and the Farish Street YMCA. He has served as President of the Jackson Club, Capital City Club, United Way of the Capital area, and the Madison County Foundation. He recently served as Co-Chair of the Go Red for Women campaign (American Heart Association) for the Jackson Metro.

He currently serves on the board of Canopy Children’s Solutions, MS Blood Services, and St. Catherine’s Village. He is also the current chair of Living Services and the Madison County Community Trust. Daly is an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where he serves as a Eucharistic minister. He is married to Patti with 2 adult children, Morgan and Hannah and 1 granddaughter, Aubrey.Trustmark is a Pillar Investor of the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

Brad Gatlin

President of BankPlus – Madison County

Brad Gatlin is President of Madison County BankPlus. Gatlin has over eighteen years of experience in the banking industry. He is responsible for managing operations in the Madison County markets including Canton, Flora, Gluckstadt, Madison & Ridgeland. His previous banking roles include Credit Analysis, Commercial Lending, and Market Management. Brad received a BS and Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. He has also completed The Southeastern School of Commercial Lending and The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending.

A native of Madison and lifelong resident of Madison County, Brad is a graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy. He is active in the community where he serves on the board of The Mississippi Kidney Foundation and Madison Ridgeland Academy. He has previously graduated from Leadership Mississippi. He and his wife Kelley Gatlin reside in Ridgeland with two daughters Mary Crisler and Frances, & attend Madison United Methodist Church.

BankPlus is a Pillar Investor for the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

Samantha Barnett Lofton

Owner of Barnett’s Body Shop

Samantha Barnett Lofton has been in management at Barnett’s Body Shop in Ridgeland for over thirty years. Samantha graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1986. After graduating Samantha began working for her family owned business that her parents established in 1968.Barnett’s Body Shop is celebrating their 50th year in the Auto Body Repair business. Currently, they have four locations. A fifth location, in Madison County, will open by year end. Samantha also assists in the operation of Barnett’s Towing that has a fleet of nineteen wreckers.

Samantha is an active supporter and member of the Madison County Business League, Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Madison Chamber. She is active in the Go Red for Women organization and the Cycle of Kids organization. She was a charter member of the Madison County Junior Auxiliary and the Junior League of Jackson. Barnett’s Body Shops are strong supporters of the Ridgeland & Madison Police & Fire Departments. They donated to numerous special projects, providing tasers, tourniquets, and special diving equipment to the departments last year.

In 2016, the City of Ridgeland named Barnett’s Body Shop their Business of the Year. Also in 2016, the City of Ridgeland and the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce awarded Samantha the City Maker award “for years of dedication in building the City of Ridgeland and for making Ridgeland a premiere community in Madison County.” In 2012, the Mississippi Business Journal named Samantha as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women and in 2002, Akzo Nobel named her the Most Influential Woman in the Collision Repair Industry. Samantha and her husband, Joel, have two sons Corey and Luke. Samantha’s passion is being involved in her community and is dedicated to supporting Madison County. Barnett’s Body Shop is a Silver Investor of the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

James A. McCullough, II

Partner of the Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes Law Firm

A native of Jackson and a 1986 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School, James has lived in the NE Jackson/Madison area nearly his entire life. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1995, James joined the Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes law firm, where today he is a partner in the firm, serves as Chairman of the firm’s Regulatory Department, and heads the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group. His law practice focuses on commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy and information and data security, where James spends a significant portion of his time advising and guiding local and national businesses through complex commercial, financial and regulatory disputes. James has served as Program Chairman, Vice President and President of the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation-Bankruptcy.

James is a long-time resident of Madison County, having moved to Ridgeland in 2003 and Gluckstadt in 2014. He coached his sons’ baseball and soccer teams in the Madison youth leagues and actively supports and sponsors programs and events at his alma mater, St. Joseph Catholic School. An Eagle Scout, James is a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 2005 he has been a Cub Master, Scoutmaster and Venture Crew Leader, served as the Andrew Jackson Council BSA Eastern District Chairman (Northeast Jackson and Madison), and currently serves as a Vice President on the Executive Committee of the Andrew Jackson Council, BSA. Between 2002 and 2015 he filled numerous roles on the St. Richard Catholic School Advisory Council and the Diocese of Jackson School Advisory Council, including Vice President and President of each. He is a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Madison County program, served on the Board of Directors of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce from 2014 through 2017, and has chaired the Leadership Madison County “Law and Order” day since 2011.James is a life-long member of St. Richard Catholic Church. He and his wife Tammie have two sons – James III, a St. Joseph graduate and student at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, and Stewart, a Senior at Jackson Prep. Brunini is a Platinum Investor of the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

Joseph Moss

President of MS Division of BancorpSouth

Joseph Moss was born and raised in Canton, MS. He graduated in 1987 from Canton Academy and in 1992 from Mississippi State University with a degree in Accounting. He has served 27 years in the Mississippi Air National Guard and retired as the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 172d. Since 1996 Joseph Moss has been a certified public accountant. Currently, he is the Mid MS Division President for BancorpSouth and has enjoyed a 25 year career in the banking industry.

During his professional career, Joseph Moss has been fortunate to serve the surrounding community by serving on the boards of the Salvation Army, as the current chair of the United Way of the Capital Area, past president of the Rankin County Chamber, the MS Sports Hall of Fame and he has been asked to serve as the 2020 chair of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. Joseph Moss has also serve as the chair of the staff parish relations committee of Brandon First United Methodist Church. He is married to Ashley Moss and is blessed with two daughters, Olivia Kate & Addyson Grace.

BancorpSouth is a Platinum Investor of the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

 

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