About the Board


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.​​​​

2016 Board Meeting Schedule

January 29
Board Meeting 
March 25
Board Meeting
April 22
Board Meeting
April 23
New CPA Ceremony
​June 3 Board Meeting
​August 12 Board Meeting
​September 16 Board Meeting
​November 18 Board Meeting
November 19 New CPA Ceremony
December 9​ Board Meeting


Regulatory State Agency

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


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

Current Members

David L. Miller, Tupelo
Chair 2013-2017
Angela L. Pannell, Starkville
Vice-Chair 2012-2016
Mark P. Peach, Jackson
Secretary 2013-2017
Jimmy E. Burkes, Jackson
 Willie B. Sims, Jr., Hattiesburg
Rick Elam, Oxford
Vacant - 2nd Congressional District


Board Staff

Ransom Jones, CPA
Executive Director executivedirector@msbpa.ms.gov​
Andy Wright, CPA Asso​ciate Director, ​Investigations
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