MSLobbyist


  Judy Adams
American Council of Engineering Companies

3900 Lakeland Drive
Suite 201
Flowood, MS 39232
Office: (601) 420-2002
Cell: (601) 573-2293
Fax: (601) 420-2315
Send e-mail
acecms.org
 
 
   
  Ron Aldridge
Mississippi Automatic Merchandising Association (MAMA)
Mississippi Beverage Association (MsBev)
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

3000-B North State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
Office: (601) 201-1323
Cell: (601) 201-1323
Send e-mail
www.nfib.com/ms
 
 
   
  Brent Alexander
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.

4268 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: (601) 351-8947
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 974-8947
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Sidney P. Allen, Jr.
Butler Snow LLP

PO Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
Office: (601) 985-4579
Cell: (601) 594-3195
Fax: (601) 985-4500
Send e-mail
www.butlersnow.com
 
 
   
  Crowell Armstrong
Amrstrong & Associates, LLC
Mississippi Retail and Grocery Association

4785 I-55 North, Suite 103
Jackson, MS 39206
Office: (601) 362-8900
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 981-5566
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Matthew K. Armstrong
Liaison Group, LLC

PO Box 2987
Madison, MS 39130
Cell: (601) 212-5511
Send e-mail
liaisongroup.guru
 
 
   
  Michael Arnemann
Mississippi Department of Transportation

Post Office Box 1850
Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1850
Office: (601) 359-7293
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.gomdot.com
 
 
   
  John Baas
Mississippi Manufacturers Association

P.O. Box 22607
Jackson, MS 39225-2607
Office: (601) 292-1118
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 948-6197
Send e-mail
www.mma-web.org
 
 
   
  Carrie Balentine
Mississippi Forestry Commission

660 North Street, Suite 300
Jackson, MS 39202

Office: (601) 359-1386
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.mfc.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Austin Barbour
Clearwater Group, LLC

210 E. Capitol Street
Suite 2120
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 368-8455
Send e-mail
www.clearwatergroup.ms
 
 
   
  Henry Barbour
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 540-7452
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Blake Bell
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 573-6642
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Russell Bennett
Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

Post Office Box 1640
Jackson, MS 39215-1640
Office: (601) 969-2399
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 969-2582
Send e-mail
www.entergy.com
 
 
   
  Andy Berry
Mississippi Cattlemen's Assocation

680 Monroe Street, Suite A
Jackson, MS
39212
Office: (601) 354-8951
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 355-7128
Send e-mail
http://www.mscattlemen.org/
 
 
   
  Trey Bobinger
Point One Strategies, LLC

620 N State St STE 302
Jackson, MS 39202-3305
Office: (601) 948-4880
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Beverly A. Bolton
Beverly A. Bolton, Attorney

151 Rosemont Loop
Oxford, MS 38655
Office: (601) 573-2505
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Russell Bozeman
Mississippi Forestry Commission

660 North St., Suite 300
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 359-2841
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.mfc.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Reed Branson
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 842-3417
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  La Shon Brooks
Mississippi Valley State University

MVSU 7272
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941
Office: (662) 254-3425
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (662) 254-6709
Send e-mail
www.mvsu.edu
 
 
   
  Richard Brown
Mississippi Beer Distributors Association

P. O. Box 1132
Jackson, MS 39215-1132
Office: (601) 987-9098
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 981-5566
Send e-mail
www.msbeer.com
 
 
   
  Steve Browning
Hayes Dent Public Strategies

975 North Street; Suite 206
Office: (601) 352-1160
Cell: (601) 842-3745
Fax: (601) 352-1161
Send e-mail
www.hayesdent.com
 
 
   
  Meredith Broyles
Check Into Cash

501 Cotton Creek Drive
#804
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (423) 961-6187
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Katherine Bryant
American Heart Association

4830 McWillie Circle
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Office: (601) 321-1205
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 321-1201
Send e-mail
www.heart.org
 
 
   
  Grant Callen
Empower Mississippi

741 Avignon Drive
Suite C
Office: (601) 980-1897
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.empowerms.org
 
 
   
  Perry L. Cartlidge
Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company

Post Office Box, 1972
Jackson, MS 39215
Office: (601) 977-4129
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 977-4816
Send e-mail
www.msfbins.com
 
 
   
  Mike Cashion, CAE
Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association

130 Riverview Dr. Ste, C
Flowood, Ms. 39232
Office: (601) 608-0221
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 608-0226
Send e-mail
www.msra.org
 
 
   
  Frank Castiglia
Mississippi Power Company

P. O. Box 4079
Gulfport, MS 39502-4079
Office: (228) 865-5212
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (228) 865-5616
Send e-mail
www.mspower.com
 
 
   
  Tammera Catchings
Catchings Strategic Consultant Group, LLC

P.O. Box 1584
Jackson, MS 39215
Office: (601) 212-1793
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.TheCatchingsGroup.com
 
 
   
  Philip A. Chamblee
Mississippi Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores Assn.
Mississippi Propane Gas Association

P. O. Drawer 3859
Jackson, MS 39207-3859
Office: (601) 353-1624
Fax: (601) 353-5561
Send e-mail
www.mpmcsa.com
 
 
   
  Chris Champion
Cornerstone Government Affairs

188 East Capitol Street
Suite 910
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 292-7253
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 979-2602
Send e-mail
www.cgagroup.com
 
 
   
  Serena Rasberry Clark
AvantGarde Strategies, LLC

100 Cold Creek Hollow
Madison, MS 39110
Office: (662) 582-6666
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Beth Clay
The Clay Firm

Post Office Box 217
Jackson, MS 39205
Office: (601) 353-0559
Cell: (601) 668-1676
Fax: (601) 354-0597
Send e-mail
www.clayfirm.com
 
 
   
  Stephen Clay
The Clay Firm

Post Office Box 217
Jackson, MS 39205
Office: (601) 353-0559
Cell: (601) 479-1119
Fax: (601) 354-0597
Send e-mail
www.clayfirm.com
 
 
   
  Shannon Coker
Home Builders Association of Mississippi

811 East River Place, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39207
Office: (601) 969-3446
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.hbam.com
 
 
   
  Ashley R. Comstock
Liaison Group, LLC

PO Box 2987
Madison, MS 39130
Cell: (228) 234-9953
Send e-mail
liaisongroup.guru
 
 
   
  Greg Copeland
Copeland Cook Taylor and Bush

P. O. Box 6020
Ridgeland, MS 39158
Office: (601) 856-7200
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.cctb.com
 
 
   
  Steve A. Corbitt
The Corbitt Company, LLC

P.O. Box 14225
Jackson, MS 39236
Office: (601) 953-4301
Cell: (601) 953-4301
Fax: (601) 707-7350
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  James T. Cox
Cox Law Group, PLLC

P.O. Drawer 23277
Jackson, MS 39225
Office: (601) 354-8866
Cell: (601) 946-1801
Fax: (888) 255-5803
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Kelly Cress
AARP MS

141 Township Ave
Suite 302
Ridgeland MS 39157
Office: (601) 954-8867
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Will Crump
Ochsner Health System

510 George Street, Suite 404
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (662) 719-4969
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
https://www.ochsner.org
 
 
   
  McKinley Deaver
Mississippi Bankers Association

Post Office Box 37
Jackson, MS 39205
Office: (601) 948-6366
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 948-6175
Send e-mail
www.msbankers.com
 
 
   
  Harry Dendy
Capitol Ag Services, Inc.

P. O. Box 952
Clinton, MS 39060
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
hdendy@hughes.net
 
 
   
  Hayes Dent
Hayes Dent Public Strategies

975 North Street
Suite 206
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 352-1160
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 352-1161
Send e-mail
www.hayesdent.com
 
 
   
  Steve Dickson
Dickson Strategies LLC

1334 East Peace Street
Canton, MS. 39046

ceo@dicksonstrat.com
Cell: (601) 559-7010
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Robert H. Dozier
Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association

4209 Lakeland Drive
Suite 399
Flowood, MS 39232
Office: (601) 957-0007
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 977-0043
Send e-mail
www.mipa.ms
 
 
   
  Chad Driskell
The University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive #5177
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Office: (601) 266-6525
Cell: (601) 259-7168
Send e-mail
www.usm.edu
 
 
   
  Donna C. Echols, PhD (ABD)
The Echols Group

Post Office Box 16212
Jackson, MS 39236
Office: (601) 291-6064
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.TheEcholsGroup.com
 
 
   
  Charles Elliott
Mississippi Credit Union Association

1400 Lakeover Road
Jackson, MS 39213
Office: (601) 981-4552
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 981-4564
Send e-mail
www.mscua.com
 
 
   
  Wil Ervin
Mississippi Division of Medicaid

550 High Street
Suite 1000
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 359-6140
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 576-6342
Send e-mail
www.medicaid.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Brian C. Fahrenthold
Spectra Energy

5400 Westheimer Ct.
Houston, TX 77056
Office: (713) 627-4814
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (713) 989-3076
Send e-mail
www.spectraenergy.com
 
 
   
  Ronald (Ron) D. Farris
Farris Law Group, PLLC

Post Office Box 1458
Madison, MS 39130-1458
Office: (601) 354-1458
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (888) 503-0660
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Gordon Fellows
Mississippi Bankers Association

P.O. Box 37
Jackson, MS 39205
Office: (601) 948-6366
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 948-6175
Send e-mail
www.msbankers.com
 
 
   
  Elliott Flaggs
Cornerstone Government Affairs

188 East Capitol Street, Suite 910
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 202-2693
Send e-mail
www.cgagroup.com
 
 
   
  Spence Flatgard
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 672-5917
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Stan Flint
The Consulting Group

P.O. Box 4581
Jackson, MS 39296
Office: (601) 360-1346
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 360-1491
Send e-mail
www.tcgms.org
 
 
   
  Grant Fox
Fox Law Group, PA

Post Office Box 310
Brandon, Mississippi 39043-0310
Office: (601) 825-6111
Cell: (601) 624-3589
Fax: (601) 510-9522
Send e-mail
www.grantfox.com
 
 
   
  Kim Gallaspy
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: (601) 432-6493
Cell: (601) 209-8152
Fax: (601) 432-6225
Send e-mail
www.mississippi.edu
 
 
   
  Ricki Garrett
Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners

114 Cedar Crest Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
Office: (601) 407-3226
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 510-7883
Send e-mail
www.msanp.org
 
 
   
  Tone Garrett
Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association

711 North President St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 948-5495
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 948-5496
Send e-mail
www.superpave.com
 
 
   
  Dan M. Gibson
Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers

825 North President St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Office: (601) 354-0199
Cell: (601) 354-0199
Fax:
Send e-mail
www.masiweb.org
 
 
   
  Deborah Gilbert
Mississippi Community College Board

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: (601) 432-6392
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 432-6480
Send e-mail
www.mccb.edu
 
 
   
  Joseph I. Gill, Jr.
Joe Gill Consulting, LLC.

P.O. Box 535
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Office: (228) 219-5712
Cell: (228) 219-5712
Fax: (228) 872-1819
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Clinton A. Graham
Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi

124 Riverview Dr.
Flowood, MS 39232-8908
Office: (601) 939-9909
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 939-9553
Send e-mail
www.msagent.org
 
 
   
  Steve A. Gray
Mississippi Association of Supervisors

793 North President St
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 353-2741
Fax: (601) 353-2749
Send e-mail
www.mssupervisors.org
 
 
   
  George H. Guidry, Jr.
Koch Cos. Public Sector, LLC

450 Laurel St., Suite 1420
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Office: (225) 388-9061
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (225) 383-6218
Send e-mail
www.kochind.com
 
 
   
  Jennifer Hall
Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association

PO Box 320369
Jackson, MS 39232
Office: (601) 939-8820
Cell: (601) 573-8419
Fax: (601) 939-7988
Send e-mail
msmmha.com
 
 
   
  Terry Lynn Hamm


Mississippi Association of Educators
Office: (601) 354-4463
Cell: (601) 573-3251
Fax: (601) 352-7054
Send e-mail
www,maetoday.org
 
 
   
  Beth Hansen
Mississippi REALTORS®

Post Office Box 321000
Jackson, MS 39232
Office: (601) 932-5241
Cell: (601) 624-2681
Fax: (601) 932-0382
Send e-mail
www.msrealtors.org
 
 
   
  Daniel Harrison, II


P.O. Box 2845
Oxford, MS 38655
Office: (601) 331-2302
Cell: (601) 479-0799
Send e-mail
WellCare.com
 
 
   
  Matt Hartley
Buddy Medlin & Associates, Inc.

P. O. Box 24087
Jackson, MS 39225-4087
Office: (601) 352-4528
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 354-0461
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Arnie Hederman
Clearwater Group, LLC

210 E. Capitol Street
Suite 1150
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 368-8455
Cell: (601) 941-0094
Fax: (601) 608-7906
Send e-mail
www.clearwatergroup.ms
 
 
   
  Clare Hester
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 497-4646
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Kern Hoff
Electric Power Associations of Mississippi

Post Office Box 3300
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158
Office: (601) 605-8600
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 605-8601
Send e-mail
www.epaofms.com
 
 
   
  Chris Howard
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

PO Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215
Office: (601) 853-5203
Send e-mail
www.mdrs.ms.gov
 
 
   
  John Morgan Hughes
JM Hughes Group LLC

147 Highland Circle
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: (601) 672-4988
Cell: (601) 672-4988
Send e-mail
jmhughesgroup.com
 
 
   
  Kimberly Hughes
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

1380 Livingston Lane
Jackson, MS 39213
Office: (601) 321-5510
Cell: (601) 672-9157
Fax: (601) 362-8876
Send e-mail
www.acscan.org
 
 
   
  Lyndsy Landry Irwin
Mississippi Department of Human Services

750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 359-4282
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.mdhs.state.ms.us
 
 
   
  Evelyn Johnson
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 624-7194
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Lawrence B. Johnson, Jr.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

308 East Pearl Street
Suite 700
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 969-2455
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 969-2582
Send e-mail
www.entergy.com
 
 
   
  Charmain Kanosky
Mississippi State Medical Association

PO BOX 2548
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 853-6733
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 853-6746
Send e-mail
MSMAonline.com
 
 
   
  Angela Abraham Ladner


Mississippi Psychiatric Assn
755 Avignon Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 898-9662
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 853-3002
Send e-mail
www.msmpa.com
 
 
   
  Hope Ladner
The Clay Firm

Post Office Box 217
Jackson, MS 39205-0217
Office: (601) 353-0559
Cell: (601) 942-8454
Fax: (601) 354-0597
Send e-mail
www.clayfirm.com
 
 
   
  Rhonda Lampkin
The Partnership for A Healthy Mississippi

200 Park Circle
Suite 3
Flowood, MS 39232
Office: (601) 420-2414
Cell: (601) 953-7820
Fax: (601) 420-2416
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Elizabeth Kennedy Lawlor
Norfolk Southern Corporation

770 Washington Avenue, Suite 192
Montgomery, AL 36104
Office: (334) 362-7602
Send e-mail
nscorp.com
 
 
   
  Mark Leggett, CAE
Mississippi Poultry Association

110 Airport Road
Pearl, MS 39208
Office: (601) 932-7560
Cell: (601) 259-4659
Fax: (601) 932-7568
Send e-mail
www.mspoultry.org
 
 
   
  Scott Levanway
Levanway & Associates, PLLC

949 Morningside St.
Suite F-13
Jackson, MS 39202
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
Levanway.com
 
 
   
  John Lundy
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 594-4712
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Natalie Mahaffey
Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi State Department of Health
Post Office Box 1700
Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1700
Office: (601) 576-7954
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 576-7208
Send e-mail
www.msdh.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Dr. Andrea Mayfield
Mississippi Community College Board

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: (601) 432-6684
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 432-6480
Send e-mail
www.mccb.edu
 
 
   
  Lee Ann Mayo
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 918-7189
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  John McKay
Mississippi Manufacturers Association

P.O. Box 22607
Jackson, MS 39225-2607
Office: (601) 292-1119
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 948-6197
Send e-mail
www.mma-web.org
 
 
   
  Julie McLemore
Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce

MS Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215-1609
Office: (601) 359-1154
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
mdac.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Spencer E. 'Buddy' Medlin
Buddy Medlin & Associates, Inc.

P. O. Box 24087
Jackson, MS 39225-4087
Office: (601) 352-4528
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 354-0461
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Tara Mica
National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action

12405 Von Herff Court
Austin, TX 78732
Office: (512) 636-9314
Cell: (512) 636-9314
Fax: (512) 266-4907
Send e-mail
www.nraila.org
 
 
   
  Dennis W. Miller
Jones Walker LLP

P. O. Box 427
Jackson, MS 39205
Office: (601) 949-4776
Fax: (601) 949-4674
Send e-mail
www.joneswalker.com
 
 
   
  Hal Miller
Mississippi Trucking Association

825 N President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 354-0616
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 354-4371
Send e-mail
www.mstrucking.org
 
 
   
  John E. Milner
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

Post Office Drawer 119
Jackson, MS 39205-0119
Office: (601) 948-3101
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 960-6902
Send e-mail
www.brunini.com
 
 
   
  Marty Milstead
Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association

800 Woodlands Parkway, Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 957-6868
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 956-1877
Send e-mail
madaonline.com
 
 
   
  Alice W. Mitchell
Independent Nursing Home Association

1675 Lakeland Drive, Suite 202
Riverhill Tower
Jackson, Ms 39216
Office: (601) 364-5174
Cell: (601) 955-5999
Fax: (601) 364-5175
Send e-mail
WWW.MSINHA.org
 
 
   
  Roy Mitchell
Mississippi Health Advocacy Program

800 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 353-0845
Fax: (601) 353-0329
Send e-mail
www.mhap.org
 
 
   
  Jessica Woodman Monroe
Johnson and Johnson

354 Cornell Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: (225) 205-3503
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.jnj.com
 
 
   
  C. R. Montgomery
Montgomery McGraw, PLLC

151 West Peace Street
Post Office Box 1039
Canton, MS 39046
Office: (601) 859-3616
Cell: (601) 942-1567
Fax: (601) 859-3622
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM
Mississippi Manufacturers Association

720 North President Street
P.O. Box 22607
Jackson, MS 39225-2607
Office: (601) 292-1112
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 948-1475
Send e-mail
www.mma-web.org
 
 
   
  Timothy H. Moore
Mississippi Hospital Association

P. O. Box 1909
Madison, MS 39130-1909
Office: (601) 368-3201
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 368-3200
Send e-mail
www.mhanet.org
 
 
   
  Quincy Mukoro
The Octagon Group, LLC

P.O. Box 3704
Jackson, MS 39207
Cell: (601) 502-4080
Send e-mail
www.theoctagongroupllc.com
 
 
   
  Bucky Murphy
Corporate Relations Management

P. O. Box 84
Canton, MS 39046
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 859-7511
Send e-mail
www.crm-ms.com
 
 
   
  Camp Murphy
Corporate Relations Management

P.O. Box 84
Canton, MS 39046
Cell: (601) 955-8550
Send e-mail
www.crm-ms.com
 
 
   
  Lee Nations
Associated Builders & Contractors

5165 Old Brandon Rd.
Pearl, MS 39208


Office: (601) 944-0421
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 944-0450
Send e-mail
www.msabc.net
 
 
   
  Karen Newman
The Clay Firm

Post Office Box 217
Jackson, MS 39205
Office: (601) 353-0559
Cell: (601) 942-2690
Fax: (601) 354-0597
Send e-mail
www.clayfirm.com
 
 
   
  Duane O'Neill
Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

Box 22548
Jackson, MS
Office: (601) 948-7575
Cell: (601) 668-5275
Fax: (601) 352-5539
Send e-mail
www.greaterjacksonpartnership.com
 
 
   
  Gifford Ormes
Mississippi Power Company

P.O. Box 4079
Gulfport, MS 39502-4079
Office: (228) 865-5869
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (228) 865-5616
Send e-mail
www.mspower.com
 
 
   
  Paul Purnell
Electric Power Associations of Mississippi

Post Office Box 3300
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158
Office: (601) 605-8600
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 605-8601
Send e-mail
www.ecm.coop
 
 
   
  Craig Ray
The Talon Group

200 S. Lamar
Suite 1000
P.O. Box 2864
Jackson, MS 39207
Office: (601) 954-8082
Send e-mail
www.talonms.com
 
 
   
  Sandy Ray
Mississippi Insurance Department

Mississippi Insurance Department
Woolfolk Building
501 North West Street, Ste. 1001
Office: (601) 359-9405
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 576-2520
Send e-mail
www.mid.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Conner Reeves
Mississippi State Medical Association

PO Box 2548
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 853-6733
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 853-6746
Send e-mail
MSMAonline.com
 
 
   
  Chip Reno
The Talon Group

200 S. Lamar
Suite 200
P.O. Box 2864
Jackson, MS 39207
Cell: (601) 209-3938
Send e-mail
www.talonms.com
 
 
   
  Jimmie Reynolds
The Mississippi Bar

P.O. Box 2168
Jackson, MS 39225-2168
Office: (601) 948-4471
Fax: (601) 355-8635
Send e-mail
www.msbar.org
 
 
   
  Chris K. Rhodes
South Mississippi Electric

South Mississippi Electric
PO Box 15859
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
Office: (601) 268-2083
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.smepa.coop
 
 
   
  Sarah Louise Gaudet Rhodes
Hood, Baumann & Associates

616 Spanish Town Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Office: (225) 344-8036
Cell: (225) 202-4461
Fax: (225) 344-8099
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Gary C. Rikard
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225
Office: (601) 961-5001
Fax: (601) 961-5794
Send e-mail
www.deq.state.ms.us/
 
 
   
  David Roberts
Mississippi State Medical Association

PO Box 2548
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 853-6733
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 853-6746
Send e-mail
msmaonline.com
 
 
   
  Michelle Roberts
Delta State University

DSU Box A-1
Cleveland, MS 38733
Office: (662) 846-4000
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (662) 846-4014
Send e-mail
www.deltastate.edu
 
 
   
  Willie E. (JR) Robinson
Mississippi Power Company

2605 13th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Office: (228) 865-5338
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (228) 865-5616
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Randal C. Russell
AT&T

111 East Capitol Street
Suite 6033
Jackson, MS 39110
Office: (601) 592-6544
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 354-3990
Send e-mail
att.com
 
 
   
  Al Sage
Sage Advice, Inc.

P.O. Box 959
Ridgeland, MS 39158
Cell: (601) 506-2650
Fax: (601) 510-9581
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Sandy Sanford
Adams and Reese

1018 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 800
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 292-0734
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 355-9708
Send e-mail
www.adamsandreese.com
 
 
   
  Ben Sapp
Archon Strategies
Hayes Dent Public Strategies

2125 Tv Rd
Jackson, MS 39209
Office: (205) 229-7838
Cell: (205) 229-7838
Fax: (205) 229-7838
Send e-mail
www.archonstrat.com
 
 
   
  Stephen F. Schelver, Esq.
Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance

DBCF
P.O. Box 12129
Jackson, MS 39236
Office: (601) 321-6935
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 321-6933
Send e-mail
www.dbcf.ms.gov/
 
 
   
  Lisa H. Shoemaker
Mississippi Cable Telecommunication Association

P.O. Box 55867
Jackson, MS 39296
Office: (601) 981-3646
Cell: (601) 613-8518
Send e-mail
www.mctaweb.net
 
 
   
  Lindsey Tew Simmons
Capitol Partners

P.O. Box 4385
Brandon, MS 39047
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
CapitolPartners-MS.com
 
 
   
  Steve Simmons
Capitol Partners

P.O. Box 4385
Brandon, MS 39047
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.CapitolPartners-MS.com
 
 
   
  Caroline W. Sims
Butler Snow LLP

PO Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
Office: (601) 985-4181
Fax: (601) 985-4500
Send e-mail
www.butlersnow.com
 
 
   
  Joe Sims
Cornerstone Government Affairs

188 East Capitol Street, Suite 910
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 973-2200
Cell: (601) 209-4038
Fax: (601) 979-2602
Send e-mail
www.cgagroup.com
 
 
   
  Charlie Smith
Sonshine Leadership LLC


Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Kell Smith
Mississippi Community College Board

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: (601) 432-6734
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 432-6480
Send e-mail
www.mccb.edu
 
 
   
  Jordan Flint Starnes
The Consulting Group

P.O. Box 4581
Jackson, MS 39296
Office: (601) 360-1346
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 360-1491
Send e-mail
www.tcgms.org
 
 
   
  M. Lane Stephens


111 N. Calhoun St.
Suite 6
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Office: (850) 513-0004
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.scggov.com
 
 
   
  Kathryn B. Stewart
Butler Snow LLP

PO Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158
Office: (601) 985-4105
Cell: (601) 624-3460
Fax: (601) 985-4500
Send e-mail
www.butlersnow.com
 
 
   
  Derrick Surrette
Mississippi Association of Supervisors

793 North President St
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 353-2741
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 353-2749
Send e-mail
www.mssupervisors.org
 
 
   
  Billy Taylor
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215
Office: (601) 853-5203
Send e-mail
www.mdrs.ms.gov
 
 
   
  Jameson Taylor
Mississippi Center for Public Policy

520 George Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 969-1300
Send e-mail
www.mspolicy.org
 
 
   
  Ann Coleman Thames
The Thames Advantage

313 Emerald Way
Brandon, MS 39047
Cell: (601) 573-0990
Fax:
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Forest Thigpen
Mississippi Center for Public Policy

520 George Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 969-1300
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 969-1600
Send e-mail
www.mspolicy.org
 
 
   
  Chris Thomas
Capitol Resources LLC

200 N. Congress Street #500, Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 948-6020
Cell: (601) 594-7953
Fax: (601) 948-1506
Send e-mail
www.capitolresourcesllc.com
 
 
   
  Michael Thomas
North American Coal Corpoation

1000 McIntire Road
Ackerman, MS 39735-4524
Office: (662) 387-5250
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (662) 387-5280
Send e-mail
nacoal.com
 
 
   
  Worth H. Thomas
WT Consultants

200 S. Lamar Street, Suite 1050
P.O. Box 774
Jackon, MS 39201

Office: (601) 355-7773
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 355-6564
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Ben Thompson


513 N. State Street
Suite 202
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 949-5006
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Clifford Thompson
Thompson & Associates, LLC

814 N. President St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 354-7969
Fax: (601) 352-3896
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Jim Thompson
Thompson & Associates, LLC

814 N. President St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 354-7969
Fax: (601) 352-3896
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Ted Thompson
Thompson & Associates, LLC

814 N. President St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Office: (601) 354-7969
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 352-3896
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Lee Thorne
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

P.O. Box 1972
Jackson, MS 39215
Office: (601) 977-4228
Fax: (601) 206-4974
Send e-mail
msfb.org
 
 
   
  Karyn Inzinna Thornhill
Inzinna Consulting

745 N. President Street
Jackson,MS 39202
Office: (601) 953-1490
Cell: (601) 953-1490
Send e-mail
Www.inzinnaconsulting.com
 
 
   
  Don Underwood
Metis Services, LLC

P.O. Box 297
Brookhaven, MS 39601
Cell: (601) 540-2313
Fax: (601) 354-6678
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Shari Veazey
Mississippi Municipal League

600 East Amite Street . suite 104 Jackson,MS 39201
Office: (601) 353-5854
Cell: (601) 720-8237
Fax: (601) 353-6980
Send e-mail
www.mmlonline.com
 
 
   
  Tom Wallace
US Consolidated Group

PO Box 20073
Jackson, MS 39289
Office: (601) 922-3267
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 362-2022
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Tommy L. Wallace, II
US Consolidated Group

PO Box 20073
Jackson, MS 39289
Office: (601) 922-3267
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 362-2022
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Scott Waller, IOM
Mississippi Economic Council

P.O. Box 23276
Jackson, MS 39225-3276
Office: (601) 969-0022
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 353-0247
Send e-mail
www.mec.ms
 
 
   
  Hunter Walters
Electric Power Associations of Mississippi

Post Office Box 3300
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158
Office: (601) 605-8600
Fax: (601) 605-8601
Send e-mail
www.epaofms.com
 
 
   
  Marcus Ward
Alcorn State University

1000 ASU Drive #810
Lorman, MS 39096
Office: (601) 877-6296
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 877-6345
Send e-mail
alcorn.edu
 
 
   
  Zandrea King Ware
Mississippi Association of Community Mental Health Centers

3450 Hwy 80 West
Jackson, MS 39209
Office: (601) 321-2442
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 321-2442
Send e-mail
msacmhc.org
 
 
   
  Charles V. (Charlie) Williams
Butler Snow LLP

PO Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
Office: (601) 985-4545
Fax: (601) 985-4500
Send e-mail
www.butlersnow.com
 
 
   
  George E Williams
Williams Consulting Group, LLC

517 Sunset Drive
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Office: (228) 861-3548
Cell: (228) 861-3548
Send e-mail
 
 
   
  Phyllis Williams
Mississippi State Medical Association

PO Box 2548
Ridgeland,MS 39157
Office: (601) 853-6733
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 853-6746
Send e-mail
MSMAonline.com
 
 
   
  Blake A. Wilson
Mississippi Economic Council

P.O. Box 23276
Jackson, MS 39225-3276
Office: (601) 969-0022
Cell: (601) 940-2877
Fax: (601) 353-0247
Send e-mail
www.mec.ms
 
 
   
  Clarke R. Wise
Mississippi REALTORS®

P.O. Pox 321000
Jackson, MS 39232
4274 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39232
Office: (601) 932-5241
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 932-0382
Send e-mail
msrealtors.org/
 
 
   
  Jason Word
Mississippi Economic Council

P.O Box 23276
Jackson, MS
Office: (601) 969-4419
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.msmec.com
 
 
   
  Kelly Wright
Mississippi Manufacturers Association

720 N. President Street
P.O. Box 22607
Jackson, MS 39225
Office: (601) 292-1117
Cell: Login above for number
Send e-mail
www.mma-web.org
 
 
   
  Bryce Yelverton
Yelverton Consulting, LLC

117 Pawnee Place
Clinton, MS 39056
Cell: (601) 624-9998
Send e-mail
www.yelvertonconsulting.com
 
 
   
  Joel Yelverton
Yelverton Consulting, LLC

113 Green Oak Cove
Clinton, MS 39056
Office: (601) 573-1135
Cell: (601) 573-1135
Send e-mail
www.yelvertonconsulting.com
 
 
   
  Camille Scales Young
Cornerstone Government Affairs

188 East Capitol Street, Suite 910
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: (601) 292-7252
Cell: Login above for number
Fax: (601) 979-2602
Send e-mail
www.cgagroup.com
 
 
   






AARP MS
Kelly Cress, Director of Government Affairs





Adams and Reese
Sandy Sanford, Attorney/Lobbyist

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys and advisors in 16 offices in 15markets strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. We provide leadership strategies and proactive solutions by assembling teams of attorneys and advisors to identify and meet the specific needs of our clients. Our Governmental Relations Team works at the federal, state and local levels to advance our clients' goals and interests. Beginning with a clear understanding of the client's needs, our attorneys and lobbyists craft strategies and implement action plans that may involve legislative or executive processes. Our team members are based in Washington DC, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas. While our client base is increasingly national in scope, Adams and Reese remains committed to furthering the economic health of businesses at the state and local level.



Alcorn State University
Marcus Ward





American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Kimberly Hughes, Government Relations Director

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org.



American Council of Engineering Companies
Judy Adams, Executive Director

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi (ACEC-MS) is the business association of the engineering community. Over 100 member firms (with over 2000 employees) design the environmental, transportation, educational and recreational infrastructure that allows the residents of Mississippi to drink clean water, take advantage of new technologies and travel safely. Founded in 1967, ACEC-MS is affiliated with the American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington, DC.



American Heart Association
Katherine Bryant, Senior Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases—America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers—we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.



Amrstrong & Associates, LLC
Crowell Armstrong





Associated Builders & Contractors
Lee Nations, President/CEO

Associated Builders & Contractors was founded on a strong belief in the Free Enterprise System and the Merit Shop Philosophy. We are the largest construction trade association in Mississippi and the largest chapter of ABC in the nation. We represent 1105 member companies and their some 66,000 employees.



AT&T
Randal C. Russell, Executive Director

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.



AvantGarde Strategies, LLC
Serena Rasberry Clark, President

A native of Kosciusko, Serena earned a BA, in English from Delta State in 1997, & in 2001 a Master of Liberal Studies at Millsaps. A Herrin Hess Scholar at MCSOL, she earned a J.D. in 2004 & joined ButlerSnow.
 In 2008 Serena joined Gov. Barbour as policy advisor & legislative liaison for technology, communications, energy, gaming, bonds, tax & economic development. 
In 2010, she joined MCSOL as an adjunct professor, & established AvantGarde Strategies LLC, a government relations consulting firm. 

 
 Serena is Leadership Attala graduate, a life member of Junior Auxiliary, Secretary of the DSU National Alumni Assoc., a class of 2010, MS Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women, the 2011 Kent Wyatt Outstanding Young Alumnus, & in 2012 was selected for the MS Bar Leadership Forum.



Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
Brent Alexander, Senior Public Policy Advisor

Brent Alexander is Senior Public Policy Advisor at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C.,one of the nation's top 100 largest law firms. Baker Donelson’s State Public Policy and Government Law professionals provide a wide array of services to governmental entities and those seeking to work with governmental entities or governmental programs. Our team is extremely effective in achieving state and federal legislative solutions for our clients, including drafting, monitoring, testifying and lobbying for and against specific appropriations and legislation, in addition to message development, media strategy, advocacy campaign management and strategic business consulting. While our experience covers all areas of public policy and government law, we have extensive experience in Health Care, Gaming, Transportation, Banking and Corporate Finance, Environmental, Economic Development, Airports, Housing, Insurance, Procurements and Contracts, Government Investigations, Public Infrastructure and Public Finance.



Beverly A. Bolton, Attorney
Beverly A. Bolton

Beverly Bolton is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. She has previously served as the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration for the State of Mississippi; as Commissioner of the Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission; and in the Opinions Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s office. She is the contract lobbyist for the Mississippi Chain Pharmacy Committee. The Mississippi Chain Pharmacy Committee represents the state’s leading retail chain pharmacies and suppliers, helping them better meet the changing needs of their patients and customers. In Mississippi , there are nearly 777 community pharmacies, including 390 chain pharmacies. Chain companies employ about 17,000 Mississippi residents, including more than 1100 pharmacists.



Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
John E. Milner, Attorney

John Milner has been a member of the Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes law firm since 1978. John has been a registered lobbyist in Mississippi for over 25 years, representing private business and industrial clients regarding bills being considered by the Mississippi Legislature, as well as regulatory issues being considered by Mississippi administrative agencies. Simultaneously with his government relations practice, he is an environmental law specialist, having been recognized by Woodward/White as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental in Mississippi. He is ranked by Chambers & Partners and is counsel for the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, the Mississippi Poultry Association and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.



Buddy Medlin & Associates, Inc.
Spencer E. 'Buddy' Medlin, President
Matt Hartley, Lobbyist

Spencer E. “Buddy” Medlin is a Mississippi native and graduate of Northwest Mississippi Junior College. He is an Air Force veteran with experience in consumer finance and the restaurant business. Buddy started lobbying over 50 years ago while in the consumer finance business. He liked it so much that he started Buddy Medlin & Associates and never looked back. Matt Hartley received a Political Science degree from the University of Mississippi. He has been lobbying with Buddy Medlin & Associates since 2005.



Butler Snow LLP
Sidney P. Allen, Jr., Senior Government Relations Advisor
Caroline W. Sims, Senior Government Relations Advisor
Kathryn B. Stewart, Senior Government Relations Advisor
Charles V. (Charlie) Williams, Senior Government Relations Advisor

Butler Snow Government Relations Group operates directly in the legislative arena coordinating and directing lobbying efforts for our clients. The firm's legislative work consists of monitoring for statutory changes on behalf of business clients, drafting and reviewing legislation of interest to clients, preparing arguments on draft legislation, intelligence gathering and providing strategic and political guidance for lobbying efforts. This legislative work requires an intimate understanding of the legislative process, the rules under which both houses operate and the individuals who control the flow of legislation. Often a legislative issue requires such frenetic work inside the Capitol that the project requires a manager for the entire effort, whose scope is broader than the fight of the day and whose perspective is more dispassionate than the emotional setting of the legislative process often allows. This skill is the value that Butler Snow offers to clients in the legislative arena.



Capitol Ag Services, Inc.
Harry Dendy, President

Capitol Ag Services, Inc. was founded in 2003 by its President, Harry Dendy. Dendy is a 33-year veteran of the Farm Credit System having served in the mortgage lending profession for 22 years and as Director of Public and legislative Affairs for the Farm Credit Bank of Texas for 12 years. Capitol Ag Services, Inc. specializes in agricultural issues that face the Mississippi Legislature and gives council and advice to key legislators when considering legislation that affects agriculture in the State of Mississippi. His background and his knowledge of the legislative process qualify him to represent his clients in a professional and credible manner.



Capitol Partners
Lindsey Tew Simmons
Steve Simmons, Principal

Capitol Partners-Mississippi was formed with the central purpose of providing exceptional governmental relations services to our clients that are founded on integrity and results. Simply put, we position our clients for success in the Mississippi market. Our clients' success depends on a year round, ongoing approach to governmental relations. By doing so we continuously improve existing relationships with key decision makers, as well as develop new contacts for future endeavors. We keep our clients involved in the process from start to finish. This helps shape decisions before they are finalized. We also provide the best presence for our clients in all state regulatory and agency departments. Learning our clients’ business, understanding their issues, and adapting our services to provide optimum results is the foundation we build to achieve our clients' goals and to fulfill our central purpose.



Capitol Resources LLC
Clare Hester
John Lundy
Henry Barbour
Reed Branson
Evelyn Johnson
Blake Bell
Spence Flatgard
Chris Thomas
Lee Ann Mayo

Capitol Resources LLC, the South’s leading government relations firm with 25 team members, offers an unparalleled breadth of services to our diverse array of clients. We provide a full scope of government relations services, including strategic planning, procurement, contracting, crisis management, grassroots advocacy, public affairs and direct lobbying. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., Capitol Resources knows what it takes to win. Our team members are seasoned by decades of lobbying experience in Mississippi and enriched by diverse backgrounds. Our clients include businesses, trade associations, and non-profits. We focus on lobbying state executive and legislative branches, local government, as well as the United States Congress and the Administration. We maintain offices in Jackson and Corinth, as well as in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, West Virginia and Washington, DC. Learn more about our team at www.capitolresourcesllc.com.



Catchings Strategic Consultant Group, LLC
Tammera Catchings

Catchings Strategic Consultant Group, LLC is thoroughly familiar with and experienced in the legislative process. Our lobbyists’ relationships with legislative members and staff, as well as agency executives and their staff, have been built during the last decade. The Catchings Group provides experience as a public policy advisor, analyst, strategist, and consultant to businesses. We have built relationships with decision makers across all levels of government.



Check Into Cash
Meredith Broyles, Manager-Government Relations

CheckintoCash offers both payday and title lending in more than 30 states.



The Clay Firm
Stephen Clay, Partner
Beth Clay, Founder and Principal
Hope Ladner
Karen Newman, Consultant and Lobbyist

Founded by Beth Clay, The Clay Firm specializes in Mississippi-focused legislative, government relations and public affairs consulting, providing a full range of services - from direct lobbying to public policy and grassroots advocacy to contract procurement support at both the state and local levels. Our goal is to deliver results for our clients. We work hard. We work smart. Our preeminent lobbying firm is respected across Mississippi for our integrity, strategic relationships and proven results. Beth Clay is backed by a team of strategic, detail-oriented analysts who draw upon direct experience in state, federal, public and private sectors to advance client objectives. The Clay Firm team has been successful in helping to pass, defeat or amend countless pieces of legislation.



Clearwater Group, LLC
Austin Barbour, Partner
Arnie Hederman, Partner

Clearwater Group, LLC is a full-service consulting firm specializing in federal, state, and local government relations, fundraising, political consulting, business development and grassroots advocacy. Current clients represent a wide range of the business community; from environmental and energy to audit and healthcare companies. The firm’s partners are proven in navigating complex issues before the legislative and executive branches, and cite decades of success directing political campaigns. The Clearwater Group team develops an aggressive and strategic approach for each client, designed to best accomplish their specific goals.



The Consulting Group
Stan Flint, President
Jordan Flint Starnes, Associate Lobbyist

Receive government affairs consulting from experienced professionals when you rely on The Consulting Group of Jackson, Mississippi. We have been in business for more than 20 years. In addition, Stan Flint, our founder and chief advisor, has more than 50 years of experience in the political field. Stan has maintained and expanded working relationships with all levels of government officials, due in great part to an understanding of Mississippi politics and legislation. He enjoys impacting people positively where it is needed most, as well as helping those who are less fortunate.



Copeland Cook Taylor and Bush
Greg Copeland

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A. was formed in 1985 and has grown to over eighty attorneys. A progressive, full-service law firm, CCTB possesses the superior knowledge, experience, and resources needed to deliver exceptional service to its clients. Whether the client is an individual, a small business, or a large corporation, CCTB attorneys offer legal services with emphasis on quality, professionalism, client service, and efficiency. CCTB attorneys distinguish themselves by their willingness to try lawsuits and their record of success. With offices located in Ridgeland, Biloxi, and Hattiesburg, the firm is capable of handling all of your state and federal needs.



The Corbitt Company, LLC
Steve A. Corbitt, President

Registered lobbyist in Mississippi since 1987. Founder and President of The Corbitt Company, LLC since 2000. Experienced in state and local governmental affairs. Strives to meet the specific goals of the client with services that may include lobbying, issues management and research, tracking legislation, client training for committee hearings and testimony, guidance on political campaign contributions, coalition building and business development/trouble shooting. Current clients include Mississippi Concrete Industries Association, Plum Creek Timber Company, Gulf Guaranty Insurance Company, Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, North Mississippi Health Services, Mississippi Physical Therapy Association, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources and Waldale Manufacturing Ltd. Steve is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, The Rotary Club of Jackson and is a Paul Harris Fellow.



Cornerstone Government Affairs
Chris Champion, Vice President
Elliott Flaggs, Vice President
Joe Sims, Vice President
Camille Scales Young, Vice President

Cornerstone Government Affairs, LLC is a full-service, bipartisan public affairs consulting firm specializing in government relations. Our team provides professional and hands-on government affairs representation, public affairs and community relations, strategic consulting and advocacy for a myriad of clients. Utilizing a broad array of policy expertise and experience in Mississippi state government, we build relationships and alliances on behalf of our clients to enable them to work effectively in state and local government and to accomplish their business development goals. Joe Sims and Camille Scales Young are the principals in Jackson, MS.



Corporate Relations Management
Camp Murphy, Partner
Bucky Murphy, Partner

Corporate Relations Management is a highly regarded public affairs firm that specializes in government relations and lobbying. Our clients find that we are their trusted partner, sharing our expertise, experience and relationships to help them reach the desired outcome when working with the Mississippi legislature and other government entities and issues. Whether your goal is new legislation, modification of a regulation, or stopping legislation, CRM has a proven track record of success in achieving results even in the most adverse circumstances.



Cox Law Group, PLLC
James T. Cox, Attorney

JAMES T. COX, JD, is the presiding member of Cox Law Group, PLLC, an innovative group of health care lawyers who provide clients a full range of health care related legal services. With more than thirty years of experience in the representation of health care clients, Mr. Cox has a unique understanding of the details of health care delivery. He helps clients meet their critical objectives by developing and executing customized strategies that successfully navigate Mississippi’s legislative, political and regulatory processes. He has extensive regulatory experience including advising clients in the areas of coalition development and management, legislative monitoring and representation, lobbying/government affairs, and strategic public policy development. Mr. Cox is licensed in the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. He has been selected as one of the Best Health Care Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America: Directory of Experts.



Delta State University
Michelle Roberts, VP of University Relations and Chief of Staff

Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum to over 4,000 students representing 34 states and 20 countries. Delta State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Acknowledging its beginnings as a teacher’s college, the University sustains excellence in teacher education while continuing to expand offerings in traditional as well as unique programs of study. From the core disciplines such as arts, humanities, and sciences, to unique programs such as Commercial Aviation, the Delta Music Institute, and the nationally-recognized Geospatial Interdisciplinary Technology program, the University is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the students it serves. While the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen are the official mascots, the student-adopted Fighting Okra is a unique mascot that is also present at university events.



Dickson Strategies LLC
Steve Dickson, President/CEO

Dickson Strategies LLC provides legislative and regulatory advocacy to a limited number of clients whose interests do not conflict or overlap in major Legislative committees. Steve Dickson, President/CEO, is a 30-year veteran of providing association and contract lobbying services in Mississippi, as well as providing select corporate clients with issues management and litigation support. Current legislative clients include: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, American International Group (AIG), Boyd Gaming Corporation (Sam’s Town and IP), and several health care and hospital clients.



The Echols Group
Donna C. Echols, PhD (ABD), President

When results matter, The Echols Group understands the complexity of state politics and will be a successful addition to your team for lobbying and consulting needs. They'll be your "boots on the ground" and readily available for consultation on issues, their problems and solutions. Led by Donna C. Echols, PhD, ABD. Who is she? Named a Top 50 Businesswoman in Mississippi and a Top 40 Under 40 recipient, winner of a national Pollie Award for the Capitol City Convention Center campaign, EPA Fellow while pursuing her doctoral degree in public administration, honors graduate from MSU, and helped raise over $2.5 million in direct and in-kind donations after Hurricane Katrina. Favorite saying: It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. So when results matter, The Echols Group is there for you.



Electric Power Associations of Mississippi
Paul Purnell, Vice President, Government Relations
Kern Hoff, Director, Legislative Affairs
Hunter Walters, Director, Regulatory Affairs

The Electric Power Associations of Mississippi serves as the unified voice of all electric cooperatives in Mississippi. While we do not generate or distribute power, we represent the people who do, the 25 electric power associations and one generation-and-transmission electric power association. These associations distribute electricity to more than 1.8 million Mississippians and serve more than 762,000 meters. They maintain more than 94,415 miles of distribution line. The Electric Power Associations of Mississippi functions as a united service organization for the mutual benefit of all electric power associations and their members.



Empower Mississippi
Grant Callen, President

Our mission is to ensure that every child in Mississippi has the opportunity to flourish through access to a high quality education.



Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
Russell Bennett, Governmental Affairs Executive
Lawrence B. Johnson, Jr. , Energy Efficiency Manager / Public Affairs

Entergy Mississippi, Inc., provides electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.



Farris Law Group, PLLC
Ronald (Ron) D. Farris, Managing Member

Ron Farris served as a member of the Mississippi Senate from 1996 to 2004 and is a former aide to then-Congressman Trent Lott in his Washington, D.C. office. As a Senator, Farris served on the Joint Legislative Budget Committee; as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Executive Budgets (Governor, Legislature, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Insurance Department, State Fire Academy); Chairman of the Joint (Senate & House) Legislative Youth Intervention Study Committee; Vice Chairman, Highways & Transportation Committee; and as member of the Appropriations, Judiciary, Public Health & Welfare, Education, Universities & Colleges, Transportation, Insurance, Juvenile Justice, Elections, and Ports & Marine Resources Committees. He is a frequent panel member and speaker on real estate and economic development for entities such as the Mississippi Development Authority and the International Council of Shopping Centers, which he serves as Southern Division Government Relations Director. He represents Mississippi’s YMCAs.



Fox Law Group, PA
Grant Fox, Partner

Grant Fox, a native of Chickasaw County, is a graduate of Millsaps College and the Ole Miss Law School, where he served as President of the Law School Student Body. Following law school, he served as a staffer to Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, DC. Grant is admitted to practice law in the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. In addition to his law practice, he has worked in politics in several different capacities over the last two decades. Grant represents a number of clients with legislative matters at the Mississippi Capitol and with issues concerning both the state and federal government.



Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
Duane O'Neill, President/CEO

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership is a full service chamber of commerce representing the business interests in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. The Partnership is also home for the Greater Jackson Alliance, a six-county regional economic development and marketing cooperative. The Partnership has programs in the areas of leadership development, infrastructure improvements, economic development, workforce development, healthcare and education. The Partnership is involved in governmental issues at the local, state, and national levels. Duane O’Neill, President of the Partnership, is the registered lobbyists for the Partnership.



Hayes Dent Public Strategies
Steve Browning
Hayes Dent, President
Ben Sapp

Hayes Dent Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs firm. Our team is comprised of experienced problem-solvers with a record of winning results. Together our team has nearly over thirty years of experience in both the federal and state governments, political campaigns, public relations, grassroots advocacy, economic development, traditional lobbying, crisis management and business development. Throughout that process, we have built a strong network of contacts throughout the state of Mississippi, in Washington, DC and around the country.



Home Builders Association of Mississippi
Shannon Coker

The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) serves as the voice of the Mississippi residential housing industry. HBAM has 19 local associations, and represents a diverse membership of over 2,000 member firms. HBAM’s mission is to promote, advance, and protect the housing industry. Founded in 1961, HBAM strives to pursue programs and policies that will help “Build a Better Mississippi”.



Hood, Baumann & Associates
Sarah Louise Gaudet Rhodes

Government and Regulatory Affairs, Louisiana and Mississippi



Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi
Clinton A. Graham, President

Founded in 1899, the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi (IIAM) is one of Mississippi’s oldest and largest associations, representing a network of more than 270 independent insurance agencies located throughout the state. IIAM has distinguished itself, and is recognized nationally, for its accomplishments in state and national government affairs, public relations, communication and education. Independent insurance agents provide customers with a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies and offer multiple lines of insurance including property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products.



Independent Nursing Home Association
Alice W. Mitchell, Executive Director

INHA (The Independent Nursing Home Association) is a professional Association advocating for and representing traditional long term residential facilities, Alzheimer's care, rehabilitative and assisted living services in Mississippi. INHA's members are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and enhancing the quality of life for all individuals served. INHA also provides its members legislative monitoring making sure that they have a voice in the development of public policy that affects those providing care to all Mississippian's in need of INHA's services.



Inzinna Consulting
Karyn Inzinna Thornhill, President

In business since 1995, Inzinna Consulting focuses on the individual needs of each client. Services include lobbying both the legislative and administrative branches of MS government, drafting and introducing legislation, tracking all pertinent bills, attending committee hearings and giving testimony, providing legislative status reports, grass roots campaigning and developing political giving programs.



JM Hughes Group LLC
John Morgan Hughes, Owner





Joe Gill Consulting, LLC.
Joseph I. Gill, Jr.





Johnson and Johnson
Jessica Woodman Monroe





Jones Walker LLP
Dennis W. Miller, Partner

Jones Walker's Government Relations Practice Group addresses the many legislative issues that affect our clients on a prompt and professional basis. The Mississippi team is highly experienced and is lead by Dennis Miller who interfaces with policy makers during and post session. Dennis has 37 years of experience having worked for the Mississippi Senate, as a public affairs manager for a Fortune 50 company and as an attorney at the firm as a Partner for over 23 years focusing his practice on legislative and government relations. He is also the Mississippi Chapter author in the Thomson Reuters publication: "Lobbying, PACs, and Campaign Finance," a 50 state handbook.



Koch Cos. Public Sector, LLC
George H. Guidry, Jr., Regl. Mgr.,State Gov't Affairs

Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.



Levanway & Associates, PLLC
Scott Levanway, Founder and Managing Member

An attorney since 1975 and lobbyist since 1981, Scott Levanway leads an established, Mississippi-based governmental relations practice with emphasis on lobbying and administrative law. Having served as Staff Attorney for the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1976 through 1979 and as the Executive Director of the Joint Legislative and Congressional Redistricting Committee in 1980-81, Levanway possesses a unique depth of experience that is an asset to current clients, such as the Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association, the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, Ameristar and Silver Slipper Casinos, the Gulf Coast Business Council, Corporate Management, Inc., the City of Diamondhead and the Grenada and Natchez Railways. His specialty practice areas include transportation, gaming, health, finance, appropriations, general business and business development, and local government. His noteworthy legislative accomplishments range from intimate involvement in all major gaming legislation to creation of a regional Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.



Liaison Group, LLC
Matthew K. Armstrong, Owner/Principal
Ashley R. Comstock, Owner/Principal





Metis Services, LLC
Don Underwood





Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association
Tone Garrett, Executive Director

The objects and purposes of this association are to improve communications and understanding within the entire asphalt paving industry; to influence fair and equitable design, specifications and inspection; to protect the doctrine of free enterprise and competition; to stimulate and encourage more extensive research relative to the manufacture and use of asphalt pavements; to educate within the industry for higher standards, lawful trade practices and lawful ethical conduct; to act and function as an educational Association on behalf of the asphalt paving industry; and to do any and all things lawful that may be of benefit to the members of the Association or other business interests and for improving the physical, mental and moral condition of mankind.



Mississippi Association of Community Mental Health Centers
Zandrea King Ware





Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners
Ricki Garrett

Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners is the first and only association in the state solely devoted to nurse practitioners. The association advocates for nurse practitioners, provides meetings and continuing education, and represents NPs on the the state and national level. The association also provides hands-on workshops in a state of the art facility for nurse practitioners.



Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers
Dan M. Gibson, Executive Director

The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers (MASI) represents the self-insured workers' comp and healthcare communities of Mississippi in legislative and regulatory arenas. MASI membership includes self-insured funds and self-insured employers, in addition to many professional members such as third party administrators, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors, healthcare providers, brokers, accountants, and banks. MASI members represent thousands of Mississippi employers and millions of dollars in annualized premiums. Dan Gibson, Executive Director of MASI is a former mayor of Crystal Springs and a graduate of Mississippi State, where he served as student body president. He first entered the insurance profession in 1994, and at the age of thirty was named to the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top Forty Under Forty. Dan was a candidate for governor in 1999 and has been an insurance consultant for many years. He is also active in music ministry, both at church and in the community.



Mississippi Association of Supervisors
Steve A. Gray, Dir. of Governmental Affairs
Derrick Surrette, Executive Director

For more than 80 years, the Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) has served as a non-partisan forum for county officials to address important issues facing local constituents, providing a mechanism to share information and to develop a proactive policy agenda. County supervisors provide regional leadership over critical policy areas, including policies necessary to ensure safe communities, protect public health, promote economic development, and plan and manage land use for sustainable development. Supervisors also provide important oversight of county operations, including overseeing strategies to promote sound fiscal management and to develop a high-quality county government workforce. The MAS is served by a professional staff dedicated to helping the MAS achieve its ultimate goal of providing efficient and effective governance to the citizens of the State of Mississippi.



Mississippi Automatic Merchandising Association (MAMA)
Ron Aldridge, Lobbyist





Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association
Marty Milstead, President

The Mississippi Automobile Dealers' Association is the exclusive representative of our state's 150 franchised new car and truck dealers...both domestic and imported. Since 1941, the association has been dedicated to the effective promotion and protection of its members rights to earn a fair and reasonable profit. As in the past, MADA stands ready to assist members of the Legislature, state agencies and other interested parties to develop a better understanding of the retail automobile industry.



Mississippi Bankers Association
McKinley Deaver, President
Gordon Fellows, VP Government Relations

The Mississippi Bankers Association is a 127-year-old trade association located in Jackson, which represents 92 commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi. The MBA’s member services focus primarily on education, communication and government relations. The MBA provides its members with full-time representation at the state and federal levels through its president and vice president of government relations. The MBA is a member-run organization that is comprised of 18 standing committees and a 20-member Board of Directors that governs the association. The MBA annually hosts a convention for its membership and numerous other educational seminars and meetings.



The Mississippi Bar
Jimmie Reynolds, Director of Government Relations

The Mississippi Bar is a statewide professional association comprised of all attorneys licensed to practice in Mississippi. § 73-3-145 (1) It shall be the duty of the Mississippi Bar, by and through its president, to recommend to the State Legislature such legislation relating to the courts, to matters of pleading, practice and procedure, and any other legislation which in its judgment will improve the courts and the law, or render the members of the bar more efficient as ministers of justice and the courts more efficient as instrumentalities for its attainment.



Mississippi Beer Distributors Association
Richard Brown, President

The Mississippi Beer Distributors Association (formerly Mississippi Malt Beverage Association) was founded in 1946 and is the statewide trade association for the Mississippi independent wholesale beer distributors. The association represents 9 owner companies that operate 19 distribution facilities throughout the state. MBDA member companies employ over 1300 Mississippians with an annual payroll in excess of $75 million plus benefits. MBDA provides public relations, government affairs and membership services to all of its members. The association strives to maintain a strong business-friendly but regulated atmosphere for the continued legal sales of beer. Currently beer sales are legal in 49 counties (wet) and in 29 cities located in 24 dry counties. There are 9 completely dry counties where the sale, possession and consumption of beer is illegal.



Mississippi Beverage Association (MsBev)
Ron Aldridge, Exec. V.P. & General Counsel

Mississippi Beverage Association (MsBev) is the trade association of non-alcoholic beverage companies doing business in Mississippi. Members include Mississippi family-owned operations and broad-based corporate shareholder companies. They principally manufacture and/or market the Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and/or Dr Pepper Snapple Group brands, which include regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100-percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. Pro-actively committed to Mississippi’s physical, economic and environmental health, MsBev is focused on three objectives: “Keep Fit, Keep Refreshed, Keep Recycling.” Our industry takes extraordinary steps to be part of the solution – helping meet and provide leadership for a community need; doing our part fighting obesity in schools and sponsoring health and fitness programs; helping form and work with Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Mississippi Recycling Coalition; and making a significant economic impact throughout Mississippi.



Mississippi Cattlemen's Assocation
Andy Berry

Formed in 1946, the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) represents the interests of our state’s cattle producers. Since its early days, MCA has continued to grow and has seen tremendous accomplishments in many areas. MCA was instrumental in establishing the Dixie National Livestock Show, Agricultural & Livestock Theft Bureau and led the effort to pass one of the first beef labeling laws in the U.S. For the past 20 years, MCA has sponsored one of the nation’s largest junior cattlemen’s associations with an annual summer leadership camp as well as the scholarship program that, last year, awarded $65,000 to the children and grandchildren of its members. With 3,200 members spread across 67 county cattlemen’s associations, the organization serves its members with educational programs, a monthly magazine and a weekly electronic newsletter.



Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Jameson Taylor
Forest Thigpen, President

MCPP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the ideals of limited government, free markets, and strong traditional families.



Mississippi Community College Board
Deborah Gilbert, Deputy Executive Director for Finance & Administration
Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director
Kell Smith, Director of Communications and Legislative Services

The Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) is a coordinating agency that oversees the state's 15 community college. The ten member board is appointed by the Governor.



Mississippi Credit Union Association
Charles Elliott, President/CEO

The Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA) is the state trade association for credit unions in Mississippi and their more than 600,000 consumer member-owners. Credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperatives/institutions. MSCUA advances their mission of "Advocating Mississippi Credit Unions’ Success" by being a premier source of advocacy, collaboration & knowledge for their members. The Association connects credit unions and their professionals and volunteers with peers, legislators and consumers through activities that include: advocacy, compliance, education/training, consulting/planning, information, collaboration & strategic partnerships. Founded in 1937, the Association is owned by its member credit unions and is governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors, elected by, and from, affiliated credit unions in six districts.



Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce
Julie McLemore, Director of the Bureau of Regulatory Services





Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance
Stephen F. Schelver, Esq. , General Counsel

DBCF is the state agency responsible for: supervision and regulation of Mississippi's state-chartered banks, credit unions, and trusts; licensing and regulation of residential mortgage industry participants in Mississippi; and licensing and regulation of nine (9) different industries generally classified under "consumer finance" including: small-loan lenders, money-transmitters, check-cashers (pay-day lenders), title-pledge lenders, pawn shops, motor vehicle sales finance lenders, consumer loan brokers, debt-management (repair) companies, and insurance premium finance lenders.



Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Gary C. Rikard, Executive Director





Mississippi Department of Human Services
Lyndsy Landry Irwin, Legislative Liaison

As an organization, the Mississippi Department of Human Services is dedicated to serving others throughout the state and seeks to promote integrity, self-development, outstanding program delivery and excellent customer service. The agency also seeks to empower families being served to become self-sufficient and responsible for their future success. The mission of the agency is to provide services to people in need by optimizing all available resources to sustain the family unit and to encourage traditional family values thereby promoting self-sufficiency and personal responsibility for all Mississippians.



Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Chris Howard, Executive Director
Billy Taylor, Chief of Staff

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services is a state agency that provides a quality program of comprehensive rehabilitation services, independent living services and disability determination services for people with disabilities. These services result in social and economic independence, employment opportunities, improved quality of life and integration into the community.



Mississippi Department of Transportation
Michael Arnemann, Government Affairs

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally-sensitive manner by maximizing taxpayers’ dollars to enhance economic stability and growth.



Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Wil Ervin, Director, Government Relations





Mississippi Economic Council
Scott Waller, IOM, Executive Vice President & COO
Blake A. Wilson, President & CEO
Jason Word, Manager, Programs, Administration & Policy

The Mississippi Economic Council - The State Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. MEC deals with broad issues that relate to businesses through advocacy, research, resources and leadership. MEC has more than 8,500 members from 1,200 member firms in 2,400 locations throughout Mississippi. MEC deals with broad issues that relate to Mississippi businesses. MEC pulls together coalitions to make overall statewide progress, to focus on issues with a bottom line return, and focus on fairness and equity. MEC is building a base of involvement to create a statewide business community.



Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
Perry L. Cartlidge, Governmental Affairs Director

Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company. Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company began operating on September 30, 1947. The Company is Mississippi's largest domestic property and casualty insurance company. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance was licensed September 1, 1986. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company specializes in writing automobile, homeowners, farm liability, farm property, standard fire, and inland marine policies. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company is currently the second largest automobile and homeowner writer in Mississippi. The Company has become a leader in the insurance industry through the marketing of competitive products and the extensive training of its underwriters, claims staff and insurance agents. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company is committed to providing superior customer service to all of our policyholders.



Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Lee Thorne, Public Policy Coordinator

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is the largest general farm organization in the state, with more than 198,000 member families in 82 county Farm Bureaus. It is voluntary, non-governmental, non-partisan organization of farm families seeking solutions to the problems that affect their lives, both socially and economically. Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state, and national level. The policies and programs of Farm Bureau are developed from grassroots recommendations originating from the county Farm Bureau level. From these recommendations, policy resolution are prepared and submitted to the Mississippi Farm Bureau House of Delegates for action at its annual meeting each December.



Mississippi Forestry Commission
Carrie Balentine, Government Affairs Coordinator
Russell Bozeman





Mississippi Health Advocacy Program
Roy Mitchell, Executive Director

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) strives to be a strong, effective voice for all throughout the state of Mississippi. MHAP promotes health system change by developing innovative health and human services policy and monitoring implementation around issues of Medicaid/CHIP eligibility, food policy, and health care reform. Mississippi Health Advocacy Program combines research, analysis and grassroots organizing to improve health policies, practices and funding in Mississippi, especially in support of the state's poor and underserved people.



Mississippi Hospital Association
Timothy H. Moore, President / CEO

The Mississippi Hospital Association is the statewide trade association that serves and represents over 100 Mississippi hospitals, their patients, their employees, and their communities. MHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in state and national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Founded in 1931, MHA also provides education and services for health care leaders and is a source of information for health care issues and trends.



Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association
Mike Cashion, CAE, Executive Director

The Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association is a non-profit association composed of over 2000 food service operators, lodging properties, attractions, convenience stores, casinos, suppliers, manufacturers, and other professionals who realize the importance of working together for the good of our industry.



Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association
Robert H. Dozier, Executive Director

The Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association (MIPA) is the seen as the premiere pharmacy association in the State of Mississippi and one with great prestige in the United States. MIPA is made up of locally owned independent pharmacies that are located across our great state. The independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of Mississippi's health care delivery system. MIPA members believe very strongly in the legislative process and are very dedicated to working with state and federal officials for the profession of independent pharmacy as well as improvement of health care in Mississippi. MIPA members are dedicated to providing the best quality health care to the patients of Mississippi.



Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Kim Gallaspy





Mississippi Insurance Department
Sandy Ray, Chief of Staff





Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association
Jennifer Hall, Executive Director

The Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association is a statewide trade association representing member firms and individuals who are engaged in manufactured housing dealerships (retail sale), manufacturing, service/supply, park operations and developing. The MMHA, founded in 1965, is primarily involved in member services, legislative and governmental relations, legal affairs, public and media relations, education, communications and standards of practice. It lobbies the state legislature and U.S. Congress on matters pertaining to the industry.



Mississippi Manufacturers Association
John Baas, Director of Government Affairs
John McKay, Deputy Dir. of Govt. Affairs
Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM, President and CEO
Kelly Wright, Associate Director of Government Affairs

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association was organized in 1951 to represent industry in legislative, regulatory and public affairs activities, and to serve as a central source of information and assistance in all areas of manufacturing. Today, MMA serves more than 2,000 member firms throughout the state. Practical, accurate information is provided to members through active committees, seminars, workshops and regular publications addressing key areas of interest. Resources and unlimited consultation are available on topics such as state and federal laws and regulations, hiring and firing practices, drug testing policy, safety and OSHA compliance, and union activity. The MMA staff works closely with members of the Mississippi Legislature and the Mississippi congressional delegation to support the development of a strong manufacturing base in our nation, state and communities.



Mississippi Municipal League
Shari Veazey, Executive Director

MML is the Official Non-Profit private organization of Cities and Towns of Mississippi. The MML lobbies the state and federal legislatures, provides education for municipal elected officials, provides technical support, represents municipalities with public and private entities, and is a networking media for municipal members.



Mississippi Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores Assn.
Philip A. Chamblee, Executive Director/ Lobbyist

The Mississippi Petroleum Marketers Association was founded in 1953 & the Mississippi Association of Convenience Stores was founded in 1981. On October 1, 2002, the two merged, forming the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores Association. Our membership represents approximately 250 petroleum marketers and convenience store owners and operators along with the companies that supply and service the industry. MPMCSA members operate more than 2,100 convenience stores and employ more than 10,000 Mississippians. MPMCSA members are neighborhood businesses close to the families they serve, furnishing them with the necessary commodities of food and fuel on a daily basis. Members of the association fuel Mississippi’s economy by supplying petroleum products to our armed forces, municipalities, thousands of farmers, and businesses.



Mississippi Poultry Association
Mark Leggett, CAE, President

The Mississippi Poultry Association represents the interests of all segments of the state's largest agricultural industry. Poultry and egg production pumps an estimated $6 billion into the state's economy. The association includes five broiler companies, one egg company, 100 allied members who provide services or sell goods to companies or growers, and more than 870 grower members. The Association was founded in 1937 and celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2012. Mississippi ranks fourth in the nation in poultry production.



Mississippi Power Company
Frank Castiglia
Gifford Ormes, Legislative Affairs Manager
Willie E. (JR) Robinson, Governmental Affairs Representative

Mississippi Power is an investor-owned electric utility with 456 preferred stockholders. All of our common stock is held by Southern Company, which is owned by 195,261 registered stockholders, of which more than 5,300 live in Mississippi. Mississippi Power has 1,253 employees. Mississippi Power directly serves at retail, most of the cities, towns, and communities within the 23 counties of southeast Mississippi. We also serve six REA-financed electric cooperatives (Coast EPA, Singing River EPA, Southern Pine EPA, Dixie EPA, Pearl River EPA and East Mississippi EPA) and one municipality (City of Collins) with wholesale electric power which, in turn, they resell to customers in southeast Mississippi.



Mississippi Propane Gas Association
Philip A. Chamblee, Executive Director/Lobbyist

The Mississippi Propane Gas Association was founded in 1941 by a small group of dealers who recognized the need for a unified voice representing their interests. Mississippi dealers, propane suppliers and industry related businesses continue to work together to promote the views and good will of the propane industry. Through a staff lobbyist, MPGA members are kept abreast of legislative actions on both a state and national level.



Mississippi REALTORS®
Clarke R. Wise, Governmental Affairs Director
Beth Hansen, CEO

The 6,000 member Mississippi Association of REALTORS® is the voice for real estate in Mississippi. MAR represents real estate professionals who are active in all phases of brokerage, development, property management and appraisal, and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and are members of the National Association of REALTORS®.



Mississippi Retail and Grocery Association
Crowell Armstrong, President

The Mississippi Retail and Grocery Association has been the “voice of retailers” for almost 50 years. The purpose of the Retail Association of Mississippi is to lobby and work with local, state and national levels of government to secure fair legislation for all members of our Association. Our goals are to strengthen old laws and pass new laws to ensure the survival of our retailers.



Mississippi State Department of Health
Natalie Mahaffey





Mississippi State Medical Association
Charmain Kanosky, Executive Director
Conner Reeves, General Counsel
David Roberts, Director of Government Affairs
Phyllis Williams, Director of Practice Strategies

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA), founded in 1856, is a physician organization serving as an advocate for its 4,600 members, their patients and public health. The Association promotes ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession and the enactment of just medical laws and provides a way for members of the medical profession to unite and act on matters affecting public health and the practice of medicine.



Mississippi Trucking Association
Hal Miller, President

Founded in 1942, the Mississippi Trucking Association is a non-profit corporation operating as a trade association and serves as the voice of Mississippi’s trucking industry. Representing an industry that is the sole transporter of consumer goods and manufactured products to most of the state’s communities, MTA’s membership consists of member firms that include for-hire and private truck operators as well as allied industry members who equip and service the trucking industry. MTA’s mission is to serve as the trusted resource for safety, education, advocacy and member services to promote the trucking industry.



Mississippi Valley State University
La Shon Brooks





Montgomery McGraw, PLLC
C. R. Montgomery, Partner

C. R. “Bob” Montgomery, former Senator, represents Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi, 404 West Parkway Place, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157, which is a physician-owned company that provides medical malpractice coverage to approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the physicians in the State of Mississippi, along with other services. Medical Assurance has approximately 3,000 insured physicians within the State, and provides an aggressive claims review, risk management, and marketing program.



National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Ron Aldridge, State Director

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), known as the "Voice of Small Business", is the nation’s and Mississippi's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business and provides members a legislative voting record on key small-business votes. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB/MS' state director is Ron Aldridge, a third-generation former state legislator,practicing attorney, tree farmer and former retail bakery co-owner.



National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action
Tara Mica

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.



Norfolk Southern Corporation
Elizabeth Kennedy Lawlor, Resident Vice President

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 railroad route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.



North American Coal Corpoation
Michael Thomas, Mgr of Land and Gov't Affairs

North American Coal (NAC) is Mississippi's only surface coal mining industry with an existing operation, the Red Hills Mine in Choctaw County and a new operation, the Liberty Mine in Kemper County, scheduled to begin production in 2013. NAC has long term fuels sales/mining agreements with production reaching 8.1 million tons per year. NAC and its employees conduct business in an ethical, professional, safe, and environmental sound manner.



The Octagon Group, LLC
Quincy Mukoro, President

Octagon Group is a full service government relations and business development firm. We are unique because of our relationship with local government officials and our ability to convey the business interests of our clients. Octagon Group provides the synergy between public and private interests. We understand local government dynamics along with a strong understanding of state and federal lobbying practices.



The Partnership for A Healthy Mississippi
Rhonda Lampkin





Point One Strategies, LLC
Trey Bobinger, Owner/Manager

Point One Strategies LLC is a full service governmental relations and lobbying firm. The firm represents several clients on a contractual basis at the State Capitol. These clients cover a broad range of interests including, but not limited to, gaming, utilities, law enforcement, prosecutors, business owners and local government. Point One Strategies LLC works very closely with its clients to determine their needs and how best to strategically meet them. The firm currently has two full time lobbyists employed with professional offices located within walking distance of the State Capitol. The firm’s manager is also an attorney which is very helpful to clients in drafting and interpreting proposed legislation. Point One Strategies LLC also offers its services to clients and vendors who do business with state government as well as various local governmental entities. The firm has a solid track record of success working on behalf of its clients.



Sage Advice, Inc.
Al Sage, President

Contract lobbyist, 1994-present. Client interests are educational software, independent pharmacy, law enforcement - constables, construction, transportation, mandatory motor vehicle insurance, commercial fishing (saltwater), environmental, tobacco - manufacturing and wholesale distribution, real estate appraisal, bail bonds, title pledge lending, and debt collection. Executive Director - Mississippi Municipal Association, 1919-1994. Associate Director - Mississippi Law Research Institute, 1979-1990. Legal research and drafting. Also served as lobbyist for Ole Miss, 1987-88. Law Practice, Oxford, 1975-1979. Graduate of Mississippi State, B.A. (1969) and M.A. (1971) (History) and Ole Miss Law School (1975).



Sonshine Leadership LLC
Charlie Smith, President





South Mississippi Electric
Chris K. Rhodes, Director of Public Policy





Spectra Energy
Brian C. Fahrenthold, Director, St. Govt. Affairs

Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. For more than a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company’s operations in the United States and Canada include approximately 19,100 miles of transmission pipeline, more than 305 billion cubic feet of storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local distribution assets. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes.



The Talon Group
Craig Ray
Chip Reno

The Talon Group has focused since 2004 on serving our clients in the arena of government relations and public affairs by offering services for clients who need a message, a strategy and distribution channels in the halls of Mississippi state politics and beyond. Our principals focus on efforts in the following broad categories: government affairs, communications, and issues advocacy. In essence, we influence policy and/or gain public support for corporations or causes through proper messaging and interaction. Our Principals have been on the forefront of highly charged issues by passing legislation, consulting politicians, crafting sensitive messages and coordinating grassroots efforts. Our clients receive unparalleled access to a broad network of business and political decision-makers and an unmatched ability to clearly assess issues and set direction. Various partner's careers have included elected office, serving Presidents, and holding political appointments. Our office location is at 1400 Meadowbrook Road, Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39211 and our number is 601-487-2640. Learn more about our firm at www.talonms.com.



The Thames Advantage
Ann Coleman Thames

Ann over 30 years experience as a in governmental relations/lobbying. She served as a legislative liaison for the MS Department of Mental Health for 25 years. Her educational background includes a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration. After she retired, she joined her late husband, Senator Billy Thames in his governmental relations company, The Thames Advantage. She has continued to represent clients and now serves as President of the company.



Thompson & Associates, LLC
Jim Thompson, Partner
Ted Thompson, Partner
Clifford Thompson, Partner

Thompson & Associates, LLC provides comprehensive and effective representation in Mississippi state government. Our firm concentrates its work in the fields of lobbying and government relations. As contract lobbyists, we represent a diverse variety of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, private companies, professional trade associations, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. We specialize in building long term relationships and strategic alliances, communicating detailed intelligence, and providing professional advice and guidance for our clientele. Our areas of expertise include agriculture, appropriations, business, economic development, education, energy, environmental regulation, finance, gaming, health care, insurance, oil and gas matters, taxation, telecommunications, tourism, and transportation. Our firm has over sixty-five years of success and experience in the political arena.



The University of Southern Mississippi
Chad Driskell





US Consolidated Group
Tommy L. Wallace, II, Vice President
Tom Wallace, President

Tom Wallace attended High School in Mississippi. Graduated from the University of Detroit. Appointed to several Private Industry Boards by various Governors. Served as President and CEO of a Manufacturing Plant, a General Motors Supplier. Served eight years in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Ninth year as a lobbyist.



Williams Consulting Group, LLC
George E Williams, President

We specialize in gaming, brewery, engineering, and business development. We have more than 30 years of experience in economic development issues, with specific interest in tourism industry relations.



WT Consultants
Worth H. Thomas, Owner

Worth Thomas, the principal in WT Consultants, has twenty years experience as a registered lobbyist and twenty-seven years as a corporate/government executive. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Tougaloo College and has a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.



Yelverton Consulting, LLC
Bryce Yelverton, Principal Consultant
Joel Yelverton, Owner

Formed in January, 2009, Yelverton Consulting, LLC is a multidisciplinary organization specializing in local, state and federal advocacy, strategic business consulting and professional association management. Joel Yelverton, owner of Yelverton Consulting, has twenty-five years of legislative and association management experience. Joel currently serves as executive director of the Mississippi Railroad Association and the Mississippi Assessors and Collectors Association. A seven year veteran educator, Bryce Yelverton, Principal Consultant, brings a fresh approach to client services including social media solutions and relationship building. Yelverton Consulting has extensive experience in local taxation, information technology, transportation, environmental, geographic information services, public infrastructure and economic development. We work with our clients to develop action plans and employ proven strategies in order to achieve optimum results.



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