State’s Economic Council taps new leaders

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Mississippi Economic Council 2016-2017 chair Robin Robinson has announced the group’s recently elected leadership group:

• William G. Yates, III, CEO/president of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, as MEC’s 2017-2018 chair.

• James Daniel “Dan” Rollins, III, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of BancorpSouth, Inc., as MEC’s 2018-2019 chair.

• William A. “Lex” Taylor, III, president and chairman of the board of The Taylor Group Inc., as MEC’s 2019-2020 chair.

• Rebecca Wiggs, attorney at Watkins & Eager, as MEC treasurer. Wiggs will also serve as treasurer of the Mississippi Economic Council’s subsidiaries, the M.B. Swayze and the Public Education Forum of Mississippi.

“MEC’s mission is to build a sense of statewide business community. As the state chamber of commerce, the organization serves as a meaningful voice on issues and initiatives focusing on the state’s future in economic development, education, workforce, business climate and image,” Robinson said. “Based on their excellent qualifications I have great confidence that MEC’s elected leadership will work to leave our communities and our state better than we found it!”