MDA director to return to private sector

Jackson, Mississippi — January 2, 2020 — Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. will step down effective January 30 and return to the private sector.

“It has been an honor to serve at the helm of MDA with our good, talented people and partners to win economic development opportunities for Mississippians,” McCullough said.  “I appreciate Gov. Phil Bryant allowing me to serve in this position and look forward to assisting with the transition of a new director.”

“Glenn has been an integral part of our economic success in Mississippi,” Bryant said.  “I wish him well in his future endeavors and appreciate his commitment to supporting job creation and growth in Mississippi.”

During his tenure at MDA, Mississippi experienced record private capital investment, a record number of Mississippians working with higher incomes and record growth in global export trade.

Notable projects include Continental Tire, Relativity Space and two Amazon fulfillment centers.  Mississippi also won two silver shovels from Area Development Magazine and, for the first time ever, two gold shovels under Governor Bryant’s and Director McCullough’s leadership.

“As I transition back to the private sector, I look forward to continuing to support community and economic development in Mississippi,” McCullough said.

A former mayor and Chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, McCullough and his wife Laura have homes in Tupelo and Brandon.

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