About the Board

Mission

Protect the public welfare of the citizens of the State of Mississippi through oversight and regulation of certified public accountants (CPAs) and toward maintaining the highest standards of proficiency in the profession.​​​​

2015 Board Meeting Schedule

DATE 
September 18
Board Meeting 
November 13
Board Meeting
November 14
New CPA Ceremony
December 11
Board Meeting
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Structure

Regulatory State Agency

  • Established by Mississippi law:
    MISS. CODE ANN. Section 73-33-1 et. seq. (1972)

Composition

  • Seven board members (all CPAs) appointed by the Governor to five year terms:
    4 Congressional Districts
    3 State-at-Large

Current Members

David E. Clarke, Greenville
Chair 2011-2015
David L. Miller, Tupelo
Vice-Chair 2013-2017
Angela L. Pannell, Starkville
Secretary 2012-2016
Mark P. Peach, Jackson
  2013-2017
Jimmy E. Burkes, Jackson
  2013-2017
 Willie B. Sims, Jr., Hattiesburg
  2014-2018
Rick Elam, Oxford
  2015-2019


Administration

Board Staff

Ransom Jones, CPA
Executive Director executivedirector@msbpa.ms.gov​
Andy Wright, CPA Asso​ciate Director, ​Investigations
investigator@msbpa.ms.gov
Lane McNeal Administrative Assistant email@msbpa.ms.gov
Vicki Snowden Licensing Board Administrator administrator@msbpa.ms.gov
Cylinda Brown Compliance Administrator compliance@msbpa.ms.gov
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