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Class of 2024

Forty standout Mississippians have been selected for MEC’s Leadership Mississippi Class of 2024. Leadership Mississippi is an annual program of the Mississippi Economic Council conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Participants work together in a training program that combines individual study, group sessions, and project experience in using leadership skills. Each Class is selected by a committee of Leadership Mississippi alumni.

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 from 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 1,400 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Mississippi's top business executives, community leaders, and elected officials have participated in Leadership Mississippi to expand their networks and possibilities for future success. The program’s purpose is to identify and work with Mississippi leaders in strengthening our state. Leadership Mississippi empowers participants with information to make a strong impact in our state.

The 2024 Leadership Mississippi sessions began in Jackson on April 16, 2024. When the class graduates in December 2024, they will have visited Jackson, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Natchez, and Tupelo.

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