Thomasson Selected as 2014 Business Woman of the Year
Thomasson Company CEO Pat Thomasson has been named the Mississippi Business Journal’s 2014 Businesswoman of the Year. The announcement was made during a ceremony Thursday at the Hilton of Jackson.
Thomasson is a member of the Leadership Mississippi Class of 2007-2008.
The Thomasson Company provides pressure treated utility poles of varying lengths and specifications for use by utility companies of all types. Depending on specific climate, Thomasson provides varying degrees of treatment designed to delay the decaying process and ensure pole longevity.
As CEO of the Thomasson Company in Neshoba County, she has increased the wood products company’s sales by more than 50 percent to more than $60 million without any acquisitions.
An active member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South, Thomasson is a strong advocate for other women in business and passionate about issues surrounding the business community.
In 2010, she was elected president of the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association. Thomasson was the first female to achieve this position. A breast cancer survivor, Thomasson is also a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is founder and director of the Neshoba County Rebel Club, and serves as secretary of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.
Other Leadership Mississippi Alumni that were honored as members of the Fifty Leading Business Women Class of 2013 are Liz Brister (Class of 2012) and Portia Ballard Espy (Class of 2010).