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Being a part of MEDC provides endless opportunities for networking, professional development and legislative representation.

Past Presidents

MACCE Year

President

MEDC Year

President

1936

Wendell Black

1964

Bill Barnett

1937

W. C. Flanders

1965

Jim Cloud (May 1, 1964)

1938

W. N. Miner

1966

Bill Barrett

1939

K. S. Foster

1967

Bill McMillan

1940

Harry W. Clark

1968

Perry Wingo

1941-1946

E. P. McNeil

1969

Charles S. McElroy

1946

E.H. Blackstone

1970

FLoyde Sperry

1947

Jack Miles

1970

John Paxton (January 14, 1970)

1947

Opie Shelton

1970

John I. Rucker (July 24, 1970)

1947

Verne Barnes

1971

John I. Rucker

1948

Sam K. Williams

1972

George Wynne

1949

Oak Duke

1973

George Wynne

1950

Ray T. Stennett

1974

Bob Daniels

1951

Mendell M. Davis

1975

James G. (Jim) Powell

1952

J. Glover Wilkins, Jr.

1976

Bill Hankins

1953

Henry W. Pyne

1977

Charleigh Ford

1954

Clem C. Mosley

1978

Walter Garner, Jr. 

1955

Robert G. Geoffrey

1979

John M. Lovorn, Jr. 

1956

Owen L. Neathery

1980

Jack K. Spralding

1957

Robert L. Wheeler

1981

Beau Whittington

1958

Ann Avent

1982

Chip Morgan

1959

Anthony V. Ragusin

1982-1983

Kay Robinson

1960

C. E. "Slim" Landrum

1983-1984

William H. (Bill) Boyd

1961

Carl Fulton

1984-1985

L.C. (Buddy) Harbin

1962

Warren Farmer

1985-1986

Mark S. Bounds

1963

Leonard L. Pharr

1986-1987

James L. Brown

1964

W. J. Johnson, Jr.

1987

David L. Garriga

1965

Don Wylie

1987-1988

Michael K. Clayborne

1966

M. E. "Deacon' McCrory

1988-1990

Will L. Mayo

1967

W. D. Bailey

1990-1991

William M. "Mitch" Stennett

1968

Virginia Hubbard

1991-1992

 Steven C. Hardin

1969

Patrick H. Lewis

1992-1993

Chuck M. Ueltschey, Jr.

1970

Paul K. Argo

1993-1994

Michael F. "Mickey" Milligan

1971

Gilbert Woods

1994-1995

Jody Tidwell

1972

Dean Cotton

1996-1997

Mark Alan Manning

1973

Betty Humphries

1997-1998

Phillip "Phil" Hardwick

1974

T. E. Veitch

1998-1999

Robert D. Ingram

1975

Charles G. Deaton, Jr.

1999-2000

J. Britt Herrin

1976

Thomas Hart

2000-2001

Jerry G. Acy

1977

Mary Lou Evans

2001-2002

Steve Kelly

1978

Charleigh D. Ford, Jr. 

2002-2003

Gray Swoope

1979

Henry B. Dearman

2003-2004

Max D. Hipp

1980

Jesse Moore

2004-2005

Jim Flanagan

1981

J. Michael Chance

2005-2006

Jason Brookins

1982

Ken Miller

2006-2007

Rick Byars

1983

Connie Sampsell

2007-2008

George L. Freeland, Jr.

1984

Michael K. Clayborne

2008-2009

David P. Rumbarger

1985

Linda Shepard

2009-2010

Larry S. Barnett

1986

Paul Latture

2010-2011

Christy Knapp

1987

Jimmy Heidel

2011-2012

Tom Troxler

1988

Lane Tucker

2012-2013

Cliff Brumfield/Arnie Williams

1989

Harry Martin

2013-2014

Arnie Williams

1990

John Griffing

2014-2015

Shane Homan

1991

Morris Denton

2015-2016

Chad Newell

1992

Robert Ingram

2016-2017

Greg Word

1993

Lewis Slater

 

 

1994

Marie Shoemake

 

 

1995

David Rumbarger

 

 

1996-1997

Tillmon Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*On July 1, 1995, Mississippi Industrial Develoment Council, Inc. (MIDC) changed its name to the Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) and reorganized its officer structure to reflect the current development environment in Mississippi and the broad interest of the Council membership of over 500 members.  In July 1998, the Mississippi Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) became a division of MEDC.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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