Madison County Executive Leadership Application

Ray Balentine is Chairman of new Transportation Committee

The Board of Directors of the Madison County Business League & Foundation proudly
announce the appointment of Ray Balentine as the Chairman of the newly formed Transportation Committee.

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.