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.​​​​

2014 Board Meeting Schedule

DATE 
January 10, 2014
Board Meeting 
February 14
Cancelled
March 21 Board Meeting
April 18 Board Meetingny
April 19
CPA Presentation Ceremony
May 16 Board Meeting
July 16 Cancelled
August 15
Board Meeting
September 19 Board Meeting
November 14 Board Meeting
November 15 CPA Presentation Ceremony
December 12 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

Rick Elam, Oxford
Chair 2010-2014
Jimmy E. Burkes, Jackson
Vice-Chair 2013-2017
David E. Clarke, Greenville Secretary 2011-2015
David L. Miller, Tupelo
  2013-2017
Angela L. Pannell, Starkville
  2012-2016
Mark P. Peach, Jackson 
  2013-2017
Willie B. Sims, Jr., Hattiesburg
  2014-2018


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
Pattie L Smith IT Systems Administrator systemsadmin@msbpa.ms.gov
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