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Mississippi Economic Council Announces 2018-2019 Board Leadership

Dan Rollins of BancorpSouth Bank
Elected 2018-2019 Chair

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The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) recently elected officers for the Board of Directors for 2018-2019. Elected officers include:

  • James Daniel “Dan” Rollins III, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BancorpSouth Bank, as MEC’s 2018-2019 Chair.
  • William A. “Lex” Taylor III, President and Chairman of the Board of The Taylor Group, Inc., as MEC’s 2019-2020 Chair.
  •  Anthony L. Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO of Mississippi Power, as MEC’s 2020-2021 Chair.
  • Rebecca Wiggs, Attorney at Watkins & Eager, as MEC’s Treasurer. Wiggs will also serve as Treasurer of the Mississippi Economic Council’s subsidiaries, the M.B. Swayze Foundation and the Public Education Forum of Mississippi.

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