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.​​​​

2017 Board Meeting Schedule

DATE 
January 27
Board Meeting 
March 24
Board Meeting
April 28
Board Meeting
April 29
New CPA Ceremony
​June 2
Board Meeting
​August 11 Board Meeting
​September 22
Board Meeting
​November 17 Board Meeting
November 18 New CPA Ceremony
December 8 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

Angela L. Pannell, Starkville Chair 2017-2021
Mark P. Peach, Jackson Vice-Chair 2013-2017
Willie B. Sims, Jr., Hattiesburg Secretary 2014-2018
Jimmy E. Burkes, Jackson
  2013-2017
Rick Elam, Oxford 
  2015-2019
​David L. Miller, Tupelo 2012-2017​
David I. Bridgers, Jr., Vicksburg   2017-2021


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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