The Leadership Mississippi Class of 2020-2021
In the wake of the pandemic, the Class of 2020-2021 got the chance to spend an extra year with us. This year, we have altered the structure of the program year to include hybrid sessions (both in-person and virtual) throughout the remainder of the year.
These fellows will be recognized at MEC's Annual Meeting this June 16th.
The Class of 2021 Fellows
Penney Ainsworth - President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Central MS
Julia Bradley - Professor of Practice, School of Accountancy, University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Suzana Brown - Executive VP of Institutional Advancement, MS Gulf Coast Community College
Dr. Creston Burse - Chief Information Security Officer, MINACT, Inc.
Kristen Crane - Communications/Public Relations, Glass, Inc.
Douglas Cunningham - Director- Program Planning/Production Control, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Mathew Davidson - VP of Rates & Regulatory, Atmos Energy
Kelvin Davis - Director of Student Business Services, Delta State University
Marvin Dickey, Jr. - Special Projects Manager, Southern MS Planning & Development District
Hadley Eisenberger, Esq. - Inspector General/ Deputy Executive Director, MS Dept. of Human Services
Dr. Jeremy Erwin, MD - Chief Medical Director, Magnolia Health, Inc.
Sharendra Evans - Director, The Workplace
Aaron Foster - Group Manager - Human Resources, Toyota Motor North America
Elissa Fulton - Communications Specialist, Electric Cooperatives of MS
Dr. Pamela Gary - CEO, Central Mississippi, Inc.
Shane Germany - Architect, Landry Lewis Germany Architects, PA
Matthew Grice - Comptroller, Mississippi Power
Veronica Haas - Human Resources Lead, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Ritchie Hampton - Market President, BancorpSouth
Joshua Hancock - Engineer, Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
Leonette Henderson - Director of Development Partnerships, Higher Purpose Co.
Donald Hinton, Jr. - Vice President/General Counsel, Cooperative Energy
Aleesha Hudson - Region Analyst IV, Enbridge
Michelle Kerr - Human Resources Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.
Geoffrey Knesal - Sr. Project Manager, Roy Anderson Corp.
Nicole Martz - Special Events and Promotions Manager, IP Casino Resort & Spa
Matt Mayo - Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer, Community Bank
Sarah Swanner-Medlock - Operations Manager, MS Band of Choctaw Indians
Richie Moore - General Manager, Public Service Commission of Yazoo City
Michael Mosher - Associate Director- Office of Technology Commercialization, The University of Mississippi
Ceejaye Peters - Corporate Counsel, Yates Construction
Kristi Plotner - Director of Behavioral Health Management, FEI Systems
LTC Andrew M. Ratcliffe III - Facility Commander, MS-AVCRAD
Lakeisha White-Richardson, MD - Physician, Delta Health System
Annie Sanders - Founder/Director, Safe Haven Center for Domestic Violence
Ann Sansing - Community Health Coordinator, Mississippi State University
Dr. Tamala Boyd-Shaw - Founder/Executive Director, MS Delta Academies
Dr. Mitchell Shears - Associate VP for Student Success/Executive Director of Title III, Jackson State University
Brad Stevens - President- Amory, Community Bank
Laura Tinsley - Director of Preconstruction Services, Century Construction Group
Dr. Scott Tollison - Provost/ VP for Academic Affairs, Mississippi University for Women
Thomas Walker, Jr. - Partner, Jones Walker, LLP
Ryan Warner - Senior Facility Engineer, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Luke West - CEO, Relias Healthcare
LaShetta Wilder - Bureau Director II of Re-entry and Pre-Release Services, MS Dept. of Corrections
Bryce Yelverton - Consultant, Yelverton Consulting