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Leadership Mississippi Applications Are Now Available!

Strong leaders drive strong businesses forward into the future. Strong leaders rise above the crowd and break down barriers. Become a strong leader - apply for Leadership Mississippi today!

MEC's Leadership Mississippi program has been developing, strengthening and connecting emerging leaders in and around Mississippi for over four decades. Leadership Mississippi is the second-oldest statewide leadership program in the nation, and continues to enhance and empower Mississippi leaders for the future to this day.

Leadership Mississippi participants travel across Mississippi, learning about the great things our state has to offer, and experiencing the issues that influence the growth and future of Mississippi. Class members are exposed to multiple communities and cultures, creating an exclusive bond of fellowship and networking along the way.

Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,400 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Mississippi's top business executives, community leaders, and our elected officials have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks and possibilities for future success.

If YOU are a corporate level leader, executive, community leader, or someone who is a new-to-Mississippi leader and are interested in learning more about Mississippi and the issues that impact our state, please consider applying!

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As a member of the Leadership Mississippi Class of 2019, you will be part of a distinguished network of business and community leaders that will play a role in shaping the future of our state. Members of our Leadership Mississippi class will travel around the state, learning about different areas of Mississippi and gaining invaluable knowledge and experiences.

Nominations are not required to apply - just click the link below to begin your Leadership, Mississippi Journey.

You do not want to miss your chance at this great opportunity!

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Leadership Mississippi Applications will not be considered complete until we receive the following:

  1. A completed application
  2. Two letters of recommendation

    Please send to:
    Will Caves
    P.O. Box 23276
    Jackson, MS 39225-3276

    You may also e-mail them to leadershipms@msmec.com.

  3. Employer Consent Form
  4. $50 Application Fee
    (Please make checks payable to M.B. Swayze Foundation - Leadership Mississippi)

We wish you the best of luck on your application!