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.​​​​

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

January 23
Board Meeting 
March 23
Board Meeting
April 27
Board Meeting
April 28
New CPA Ceremony
​June 1
Board Meeting
​August 3 Board Meeting
​September 7
Board Meeting
​October 19 Board Meeting
October 20 New CPA Ceremony
December 7 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

Mark P. Peach, Jackson
Chair 2018-2022
Willie B. Sims, Jr., Hattiesburg Vice-Chair 2014-2018
Rick Elam, Oxford Secretary 2015-2019
David I. Bridgers, Vicksburg
Angela L Pannell, Starkville
William T. Kelly, Hattiesburg 2018-2022​
Charles R. Prince, Magee


Board Staff

Andy Wright, CPA
Executive Director andy.wright@msbpa.ms.gov​
S. Sharee Brewer, 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