Current Class Michelle Accardi Director of Policy and Partnerships National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Joey Beattie Vice President BXS Insurance Sandra Bitten Human Resources Supervisor Calsonic Kansei Sondia Christian Manager of Earned Value Management/Compliance Ingalls Shipbuilding Amanda Cobb Operations Manager Irby Construction Company Jessica Crosby Manager of Market Development – Enterprise Wireless C Spire Elise Deano Law Office of Elise Deano Johnny Donaldson President – Jackson BankPlus Brandon Dunn Chief Financial Officer Yates Construction Company Kabah Ealy General Counsel MINACT, Inc. Felicity Edwards CPA & Senior Project Manager Covington Civil and Environmental, LLC Bailey Fair Attorney Watkins & Eager Jay Fisher Business Development Officer Renasant Bank Christee Holbrook President Graham Roofing Incorporated Brandon Hubbard Trustmark Cedrick Hurd Area Manager Mississippi Power Ed Johnson Safety Manager Atmos Energy Adre’ Jordan Director of Quality and Risk Management Promise Hospital Angie Juzang Director of Marketing and Business Development Garden Park Medical Center James Kaigler, Jr. Senior Vice President Hancock Whitney Bank Micca Knox Assistant Executive Director Early Childhood Academy Mississippi Community College Board Jessica Lane Senior Vice President Community Bank of MS Mary LaRosa Chief Financial Officer Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District John Lassiter Partner Burr & Foreman LLP Kirk Lewis President & Chairman Blue Springs Metals Leo Manuel Partner Balch & Bingham LLP Torie Marion Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Ole Miss Alumni Association Brad Mayhew Plant Manager Drax Biomass, Inc. Debra Mays-Jackson Vice President/Chief of Staff Jackson State University Tina McDyess Assistant Professor of Nursing Belhaven University Pam Moeller Director of External Relations University of Southern Mississippi Chris Monsour Project Executive – General Manager Roy Anderson Corp Grant Montgomery Senior Vice President BancorpSouth Luke Montgomery President Montgomery Enterprises, Inc. Heath Morgigno Joint Forces Headquarters Detachment Commander MS Army National Guard Russell Morrison Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Cherisha Moss Founder Haven House Charities Joi Owens Attorney & Senior Advisor for Mississippi Oxfam America Derek Polk Director of Engineering Nissan North America, Inc. Allilia Price IT Program Manager U.S. Department of the Treasury Ungalia Ratcliff Account Executive Magnolia Health, Inc. (wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation) Amanda Shook Coordinator Public Affairs and Economic Development Entergy Mississippi Temika Simmons Director Delta State University Local Government Leadership Institute Erin Smith Austin Stewart Special Counsel Adams and Reese LLP Taylor Stringer Business Development Manager Stringer Industries, Inc. Katie Townsend Advertising and Brand Manager Hattiesburg Clinic Carla Underwood EHSS Manager Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Inc. Shelley Walker Vice President, Brands & Innovation Chawla Hotels Tonia Ware Treasury Analyst Cooperative Energy Andrew Warmath Chief Financial Officer Barnes Crossing Auto Group Matt Wilson Loan Officer BancorpSouth Mortgage WHAT IS LEADERSHIP MISSISSIPPI? Leadership Mississippi is an annual program of the Mississippi Economic Council conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Participants, selected by a committee of MEC’s Leadership Mississippi Alumni, work together in a training program that combines individual study, group sessions and project experience in using leadership skills. Leadership Mississippi is endowed through a generous contribution by the late J.C. and Annie Redd. J.C. Redd was Chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council in 1973-74 when the program began. Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation. Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,300 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Mississippi's top business executives, community leaders, and elected officials have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks and possibilities for future success.