Board of Directors

William Bronson

President & CEO
Journal, Inc.

Tupelo, MS

Jason Brooks

CPA
Watkins, Ward & Stafford

Houston, MS

Mary Childs

President
The Peoples Bank

Ripley, MS

Grace Clark

Community Volunteer

Tupelo, MS

Bo Collins

CEO
BNA Bank

New Albany, MS

Phil Faulkner

Former Owner
NauticStar Boats

Amory, MS

David Fernandes

President
Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Blue Springs, MS

Lisa Hawkins

Owner
Room to Room Furniture

Tupelo, MS

Julie Henry

Executive Vice President
First Choice Bank

Pontotoc, MS

Larry Kirk

Retired CEO
Hancock Fabrics, Inc.

Oxford, MS

Kirk Lewis

President
Blue Springs Metals

Tupelo, MS

Randy Long

President
Long Wholesale Distributors, Inc.

Corinth, MS

Robin McCormick

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Watkins, Ward, and Stafford, PLLC

West Point, MS

Aubrey Patterson

Retired, Chairman & CEO
BancorpSouth

Tupelo, MS

Jack Reed, Jr.

President
R.W. Reed Co. ("Reed's")

Tupelo, MS

Becky Rollins

Community Volunteer

Tupelo, MS

David Rumbarger

President & CEO
Community Development Foundation

Tupelo, MS

Dr. David Shaw

Provost & Executive Vice President
Mississippi State University

Starkville, MS

Shane Spees

President & CEO
North MS Health Services

Tupelo, MS

Robyn Tannehill

Mayor
City of Oxford

Oxford, MS

Mark Tapp

President
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Booneville, MS

Lee Tucker

Plant Manager
Carpenter Company

Tupelo, MS

Mitch Waycaster

President & CEO
Renasant Bank

Tupelo, MS

Bryan Wilson

Retired, Managing Partner
Tacoma Ag, LLC

Starkville, MS

Orma Smith

CEO
CanopyNation

Corinth, MS

Luke Montgomery

President
Montgomery Enterprises

Fulton, MS

Billye Jean Stroud

New Albany Director of Community Development and Main Street

New Albany, MS

Matt Bogue

Vice President
Dutch Oil Company

Columbus, MS

Board Counsel

Greg Pirkle

Attorney
Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Tupelo, MS

Founders

George McLean photo-1

George A. McLean

1904 - 1983

Anna McLean photo

Anna Keirsey McLean

1906 - 2000

Director Emeritus

felix Black

1917 - 2003

J.C. Whitehead

1921 - 2004

Jim Ingram

1930 - 2006

James Hugh Ray

1927 - 2007

Jack Reed, Sr.

1924 - 2016

Bobby Martin

1933 - 2020

Hassell Franklin

1936-2023

H.L. "Sandy" Williams

Guy Mitchell, III

Officers

(left to right)

Mary Childs, Vice Chairman

Lisa Hawkins, Chairman

Mike Clayborne, President

Bryan Wilson, Past Chairman

Randy Long, Treasurer

David Rumbarger, Secretary