MMA Names Jim McIngvale 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board; Rusty Berryhill Named Secretary-Treasurer

November 14th, 2016

MMA Names Jim McIngvale 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board; Rusty Berryhill Named Secretary-Treasurer

JACKSON, Miss. (Nov. 14, 2016) — Jim McIngvale, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, has been named the 2016-2017 Chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Board of Directors. “I’ve worked with Jim for over 20 years. He’s highly respected and will lead our association in an exemplary manner,” said MMA President and CEO Jay C. Moon. McIngvale has been associated with the field of public, governmental and community affairs for more than four decades. He joined Ingalls in 1977 as a photographer, and has advanced through positions of increasing responsibility. He assumed his current duties at Ingalls in August 2016.

McIngvale and his team are responsible for the messaging and image of Ingalls Shipbuilding, both inside the shipyard and in the communities that shipbuilders and their families call “home.” It manages all internal communications programs and initiatives, and coordinates external communications programs and initiatives with HII corporate communications. It also manages audiovisual services, as well as all special events for the company’s portfolio of shipbuilding and employee programs. In addition, the organization leads and supports the company’s relationships with state, local and regional governmental entities, its interface with community-based organizations, and its partnerships with regional business committees, councils and economic/community development organizations. It also supports HII corporate-level communications and government affairs programs.

Active in Mississippi civic and community affairs, McIngvale serves on the operating board of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC), is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi, and is a founding member and chairman of MEC’s public education forum. He represents Jackson County as a member of the board of trustees of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. McIngvale is also a member of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi. He was recently named to the “One Coast: Outstanding Community Leader” Class of 2016.

A founding member of The Mississippi Military Communities Council (MMCC), he served as the organization’s chairman from 1996-2004, and currently serves as the organization’s vice-chair. MMCC was created by Gubernatorial Executive Order to advise executive and legislative officials on issues relating to growth and development of the various military installations and facilities in communities across the State.

McIngvale is a 1976 graduate of The University of Mississippi. He resides in Pascagoula with his wife, Nancy. Their daughter, Brooke, works in Washington, DC, as marketing manager for the publishing company MediaDC.

Berryhill Elected MMA Secretary-Treasurer

In addition, Rusty Berryhill, president and cofounder of Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery in New Albany, was named Secretary-Treasurer of the MMA Board. Berryhill, along with others, started Kevin Charles in 2002 to supply a quality line of upholstered goods.

Berryhill has over 35 years experience in the furniture industry. He has held various management positions with companies such as Action Lane, Sklar Pepplar, River Oaks and La-Z-Boy.

Berryhill is active in his community by serving as president of the Union County Development Association, an advisory board member of Mississippi State’s Franklin Furniture Institute, and board member of Union County’s Excel By 5 Early Childhood Initiative.

Berryhill and his wife, Debbie, are proud parents of five children and four grandchildren.

MMA Leaders

In addition to McIngvale and Berryhill, members of the 2016-2017 MMA Executive Committee are as follows:

• Chairman-Elect, Earl Walker, Senior Director/Government Relations/B.D., Airbus Helicopters, Inc., Columbus.
• Vice Chairman, Andrew Mallinson, CEO & Owner, Multicraft International, Pelahatchie.
• Immediate Past Chairman, Michael Thomas, Manager of Land, Government and Public Affairs, North American Coal Corp., Ackerman.
• MMA President & CEO, Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM.

The following MMA Board Members have been selected to represent their respective districts:

District 1 (Coahoma, Desoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate & Tunica Counties): 
Todd Brown, Olin Corp. – Winchester, Oxford; Kenneth Cammarato, Roxul USA Inc., Byhalia; and John Stubbs, Nidec Motor Corp., Southaven.

District 2 (Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo & Union Counties):
Robert Haggerty, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tupelo; Tommy Kline, Spiral Fab, Inc., Fulton; Cecil Overton, T & L Specialty Co., Inc., Tupelo; Barry Smith, MTD Products, Tupelo; and Steve White, RockTenn, Tupelo.

District 3 (Attala, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha & Winston Counties):
Dick Dean, Tronox, Hamilton; Lex Lemmers, PACCAR, Inc., Columbus; and Charles Thomas III, Shuqualak Lumber Company, Shuqualak.

District 4 (Calhoun, Carroll, Grenada, Leflore, Montgomery, Tallahatchie, Webster & Yalobusha Counties):
Tony Hardin, Varsity Pro, Inc., Calhoun City; Lee Isable, Luvata Grenada, LLC, Grenada; and Jane Moss, Viking Range Corp., Greenwood.

District 5 (Bolivar, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington & Yazoo Counties):
Edward Bottomley, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Cleveland; and Ken Lowery, Hunter Engineering Co., Durant.

District 6 (Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson & Warren Counties):
R. Ryan Cole, Trilogy Communications, Inc., Pearl; Bill Hoge, United Plastic Molders, Inc., Jackson; Paul Jones, Multicraft International, Pelahatchie; Reed Morren, Eaton Aerospace, Jackson; and Lucas Simmons, Lucky Town Brewing, LLC, Jackson.

District 7 (Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott & Smith Counties):
Scott Gipson, Gipson Steel, Inc., Meridian; and Daniel Simoneau, La-Z-Boy South, Newton.

District 8 (Covington, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry & Wayne Counties):
Rand McLaughlin, Thermo-Kool/Mid-South Industries, Laurel; and Jody Norris, C.L. Dews & Sons Foundry & Machinery Co., Hattiesburg.

District 9 (Adams, Amite, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall & Wilkinson Counties):
Doug Boykin, Rex Lumber Brookhaven, LLC, Brookhaven; and Taylor Stringer, Stringer Industries, Inc., Tylertown.

District 10 (George, Green, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River & Stone Counties):
Cari Field, The Chemours Company, Pascagoula; and Alan Sudduth, Chevron Products Co., Pascagoula.

At-Large Members:
Ray Ables, Tyson Foods, Forest; Nathaniel Beach, GE Aviation, Ellisville; Stephen Coleman, Raytheon Co., Space & Airborne Systems, Forest; Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi, Jackson; Kevin Logan, Unipres Southeast USA, Inc., Forest; Glenn Lott, Hood Industries, Waynesboro; John Malone, Tennessee Valley Authority, Belden; Jason Rice, Nissan North America, Inc., Canton; Mark Smith, The Chemours Company, TT, Pass Christian; Sean Suggs, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc., Blue Springs; Pat Thomasson, Thomasson Company, Philadelphia; Billy Thornton, Mississippi Power Co., Gulfport; Trenton Tippey, Caterpillar, Inc., Corinth; and Stan Webb, Weyerhaeuser Company, Philadelphia.