About the Public Education Forum

The Public Education Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan education policy research group created by a broad cross-section of business, education and political leaders in Mississippi. Founded in 1989, the Forum is committed to being the leading independent force for public education in the state. The mission of the Public Education Forum is "Committed to Excellence in Mississippi's Public Schools." The Mississippi Scholars Program is managed by the Public Education Forum and began in 2003.

Public Education Forum of Mississippi Board Members

Mr. James W. McIngvale
Chair
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Ingalls Shipbuilding

Mr. Sean M. Suggs
Vice Chair
President-Blue Springs Plant
Toyota

Mr. Michael Callahan
Member
Executive Vice President/CEO
Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi (ECM)

Augustus L. Collins
Member
Chief Executive Officer
MINACT Incorporated

Ms. Martha C. Cooke
Member
Administrator
MISSCO

Ms. Melanie Morgan
Member
Senior Vice President/Director Corporate Communication & Board Relations
Trustmark National Bank

Mr. Tommy C. Murphy
Member
Division Manager, Division Local Office Coast
Mississippi Power

Ms. Amy Davidson Reed
Member
Public Affairs
Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

Mr. C. D. Smith
Member
Regional Director
AT&T

Mr. Tice White
Member
Senior Manager SE - Public Affairs
Walmart

Ms. Rebecca Lee Wiggs
Treasurer
Attorney
Watkins & Eager