Scott Waller has been selected as president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council by the group’s board of directors.

Waller, who has been associated with MEC for more than 11 years, has served as interim president and CEO for the past eight months, following the retirement of CEO Blake Wilson.

“I look forward to working with business and community leaders as well as our elected officials across Mississippi to continue to grow our state’s economic competitiveness,” Waller said.

As executive vice president and COO of MEC, Waller devised and deployed a comprehensive advocacy plan. Prior to joining MEC, Waller was a journalist, including stints as business editor of The Clarion-Ledger and owner and editor of the Madison County Journal.

Waller serves on the executive board of the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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