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Leadership Elected for Boards of Public Education Forum, M.B. Swayze Foundation



The Mississippi Economic Council has announced officers for the Public Education Forum of Mississippi and M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014-15.

  • Martha Cooke, Vice President of Special Projects at School Book Supply Company, has been elected as Chair of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015.
  • C.D. Smith, Jr., Regional Director for AT&T, Mississippi, has been elected as Treasurer of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015.
  • Rebecca Wiggs, a member at Watkins & Eager law firm, has been re-elected to a second term as chair of MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014.

Cooke follows the leadership footsteps of her late father, James Campbell, a founding leader of the Public Education Forum, who played a pivotal role for many years in supporting public education in Mississippi.

Leadership Mississippi Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2015

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Entergy Foundation Awards $129,500 to Support Local Community Projects

More than 18 local nonprofit organizations will help improve the quality of life in the Magnolia State thanks to recent grant awards from the…

Chris Bagley Named BancorpSouth President and COO

BagleyThe Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. has selected Chris A. Bagley as the next President and Chief Operating Officer of BancorpSouth…

Goza Joins MEC as Tech Master Project Manager

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the addition of Kenny Goza to the MEC staff.

Kenny Goza is the tech master project manager at MEC.…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates 2014 Apprentice Graduation

Seventy-two apprentices graduated from Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School recently.

Huntington Ingalls Industries held a graduation ceremony…

Shirley Selected for SPRF Hall of Fame

ShirleyFour outstanding public relations practitioners, including Jackson business leader Philip Shirley, APR, Vice President, Chairman and Chief…

Green Bay Converting, Inc. Announces Major New Facility in Hattiesburg

Gov. Phil Bryant (center) announces the new Hattiesburg facility planned by Green Bay Converting, Inc.

Governor Phil Bryant announced recently that…

Kilroy, Northington Graduate from Institute of Organization Management

MEC’s Cathy Northington (left) and Christi Kilroy (right) received the IOM distinction after completing the four-year Institute for Organization…

Ingalls Shipbuilding's Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6) Sails Away

Tugboats offer a salute to the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) as it sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding, on Friday, July 11, 2014.…

Mississippi Children's Museum Opens The Literacy Garden

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) recently opened its much-anticipated outdoor gallery, The Literacy Garden.

The Literacy Garden increases…

Mississippi Power Presented Top Industry Safety Performance Awards

Transmission General Manager Steve Craig (center) accepts Mississippi Power’s 2014 SEE Awards from S.E.E. Executive Director Jim Collins (left)…

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