Board of Directors

The MCEE Board of Directors is composed of statewide leaders representing the business, education, and government sectors. The board members are elected to a three-year term and are dedicated to promoting and supporting economic education in Mississippi.

Board of Directors: Executive Committee

Mr. Brad Davis, Chair

Attorney

Watkins & Eager

Mr. Jerome Brown, Past-Chair

Executive VP, Director of Community Development

The First

Mr. David Johnson,

Chair-Elect

Senior VP, Director of Community Development

BankPlus

Ms. Jamie Vega, Secretary

Director of Business Operations

C Spire

Dr. Sondra Collins

Senior Economist

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

Dr. Ricki Garrett

Alderman At Large

City of Clinton

Mr. JR Jones

CFO/COO

SanJo Security Services, Inc.

Mr. Brad Maley

Division President

BancorpSouth

Mr. Jim Perry

Managing Director/Head of the Southern Region

for the Public Finance Department

Wells Fargo

Dr. Steve Turner

Director, Southern Rural Dev. Center

Mississippi State University

Mr. Derick Vance

Vice President | Mississippi Commercial Banking

Regions Bank

Ms. Selena C. Swartzfager, MBA, MTE

President

Mississippi Council on

Economic Education

Mr. Matt Ballew, Director Emeritus **

Chairman of the Board

Ballew Wealth Management

Mr. Paul Breazeale, Director Emeritus **

Senior Partner

Breazeale, Saunders & O’Neil, Ltd.

Dr. Bret Becton

Dean, College of Business & Economic Dev.

University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Kim Benton **

Interim State Superintendent of Education

Mississippi Department of Education

Ms. Natella Boulton

Assistant VP, Senior Financial Advisor

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Mr. Reed Branson

Lobbyist, Public Relations Advisor

Capitol Resources, LLC

Mr. Joe Donovan

Division Director/Bureau Manager

Mississippi Development Authority

Mr. Greg Frascogna, Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Investments

Raymond James

Dr. Joshua Hendrickson

Chair, Associate Professor of Economics

University of Mississippi

Ms. Christy Holyfield

Regional Support Officer

Citizens National Bank

Ms. Aleesha Hudson

Region Analyst, IV

Enbridge

Ms. Tami Jones

Associate Publisher

Mississippi Business Journal

Ms. Paula McNair

Vice President of Finance

Atmos Energy

Dr. Billy Moore

Dean, College of Business

Delta State University

Mr. Brooks Mosley

President

Ballew Wealth Management

Mr. Derek Polk

Director of Engineering

Nissan North America

Dr. Sheila Porterfield

Associate Dean, College of Business

Jackson State University

Mr. Jason Quinn

Agent

State Farm Insurance

Mr. Johnny Ray

Executive VP, Jackson Regional President

Bank First

Ms. Kelly Riley

Executive Director

Mississippi Professional Educators

Mr. Will Robbins

Associate Managing Director, Private Client

Renasant Bank

Ms. Adrienne Slack

Regional Executive

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Mr. Chris Thurman

Senior VP, Regional CRM Administrator

Trustmark National Bank

Mr. Christopher Walters

Principal

The William Morris Group

Mr. Anthony Webb

President- Jackson Metro

Southern Bancorp

Ms. Sherribeth Wright

Realtor

RE/MAX Connection

**Non-voting