President & CEO
Mississippi Economic Council
Blake Wilson is President & CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, serving as only the third executive of the State Chamber of Commerce in over 60 years.
He came to MEC in 1998 from the Florida Chamber of Commerce where he served as Executive Vice President directing membership, marketing, government affairs and grassroots legislative activities.
Previously, Blake was Executive Director of Associated Builders & Contractors' in his native Delaware and prior to that, spent nearly 10 years with the Delaware Chamber of Commerce. Before entering the association business, he spent nine years as a newspaper editor and reporter.
The key focus of MEC under Blake’s leadership has been to shrink the miles that separate Mississippi and take advantage of our secret weapon – our interconnections among people – to make progress in education, economic development and business climate and image. Using technology, he has given business leaders the capability to have a meaningful voice under the State Capitol dome without leaving their desks…even in communities located far away from Jackson.
Blake lives in Brandon with his wife, Ann, a retired public school teacher. They have three grown children.