Leadership

Leadership/Staff      Advisory Board

 

Leadership

Dr. John J. "Jay" Tice IV    Bio
Vice-President, Innovate Mississippi
Director, InnovateMEP Mississippi


Dr. Joe Jordan Bio
Innovation Engineering Practice Manager

Carolyn Miller   Bio
Business Operations Manager

Bubba Weir   Bio
Vice President for Innovation Resources Development


Dr. Clay Walden   Bio
Director, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Dr. Bryan Brister   Bio
Director, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at USM-MPI

James Williams   Bio
Director and ICC V-P, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC and the Manufacturing Solutions Center

VACANT   
Director, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MGCCC

 

Staff

Justin Burns   Bio
Accountant

Mary Lauren Wilson    Bio
Innovation Engineering Practice Intern

 

Field Staff

Debi Martin
Workforce Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC and the Manufacturing Solutions Center

Lee Oswalt
Workforce Development Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC

Ty Posey
Workforce and Technical Service Leader, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at USM-MPI

Robert Sheely
Business Systems and Information Technology Manager, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Steve Puryear
Transportation and Financial Analyst, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Jill Sellers
Program Coordinator, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Lucas Simmons
Field Engineer II, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Robbie Holt
Field Engineer II, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Tracie Crosswhite
Administrative Assistant, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at MSU-CAVS-E

Tatiana Cipkowski
Project Writer, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC

TZ Waters
Workforce Advanced Skills Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC

Deanna Duckworth
Accountability and Information Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC

Ruth McKinney
Workforce/Minority Business Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC

Kathy Parish
Administrative Assistant, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at ICC

Jimmy Belk
Project Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at the Manufacturing Solutions Center

Jerry Murphree
Project Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at the Manufacturing Solutions Center

Steve Vinson
Project Specialist, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at the Manufacturing Solutions Center

Dr. Raj Shaunak
V-P of Workforce and Community Services, InnovateMEP Mississippi center at EMCC

Nadara Cole
V-P of Workforce Training, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center at NEMCC

11 InnovateMEP Mississippi Center MGCCC Field Staff

 

 


Advisory Board (December 1, 2011)

Name

Affiliation

Company/Organization

Title

Position

Brett Rasmussen

Large Manufacturer

Nissan North America, Inc.

Energy Manager

Board Member

Carl Hagstrom*

Small Manufacturer

Hybrid Plastics

Vice-President--COO

Board Member*

Cecil Overton*

Small Manufacturer

T&L Specialty

President

Board Member*

Tim Overton*

Small Manufacturer

T&L Specialty

Vice-President

Board Member*

David Cobb

Large Manufacturer

Northrop Grumman

HR Manager

Board Member

Michael Leleux*

Small Manufacturer

VT Halter Marine

Training Manager

Board Member*

Jim Scanlon*

Small Manufacturer

Peavey Electronics

Plant Manager

Board Member*

John Robinson*

Small Manufacturer

Excel Injection Molding, Inc.

Plant Manager

Board Member*

Judy Johnson

Information Technology

Bomgar

Director of Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Melvin Girard

Large Manufacturer (Small Plant)

General Dynamics – Armament & Technical Products

HR Manager

Board Member*

Jay Moon

Service Organization

Mississippi Manufacturers Association

President

MEP.ms Board Chairman**

Carol Moore

Service Organization

Export Assistance Center

Director

Board Member

Arnie Williams

Power Company

Mississippi Power Company

Director, Economic Development

Board Member

John Turner

Power Company

Entergy Mississippi

Director, Economic Development

Board Member

Pete Walley

State Organization

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

Director of Planning Bureau

Facilitator and  Board Member

Dexter Holloway

State Organization

State Board for Community & Junior Colleges

Director of Workforce Education

Board Member

Barbara Travis

State Organization

Mississippi World Trade Center

Executive Director

Board Member

Tony Jeff

Host of MEP.ms

Mississippi Technology Alliance

President & CEO

Board Member

Britt Herrin

Economic Development

Pike County Economic Development District/Chamber of Commerce (Southwest Partnership)

Director

Board Member

Pablo Diaz

Economic Development

Grenada County Economic Development District

Director

Board Member

William (Skip) Scaggs

Economic Development

Mississippi Development Authority

Director, Existing Industry

Board Member

Jim Bell

Customer Solutions Carrier

UPS

Mid South - Solutions Area Manager Central Region

Board Member

Kenneth Keys Customer Solutions Carrier UPS Sr. Solutions Manager Board Member

*Indicates Small Manufacturers as defined by employees in Mississippi **Board Chair