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About the Board


The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy's mission is to protect the public welfare of the citizens of the State of Mississippi through oversight and regulation of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA firms, and to maintain the highest standards of proficiency in the profession.​​​

2023 Board Meeting Schedule **

January 27 Board Meeting 
March 24 Board Meeting 
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**Board minutes can be found through the Forms and Documents tab on the right of the page

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
William T. Kelly, Hattiesburg Chair 2023-2027
Charles R. Prince, Magee Vice-Chair  2023-2027
Annette K. Pridgen, Pearl Secretary 2022-2026
David I. Bridgers, Vicksburg   2022-2026
Rick Elam, Oxford   2020-2024
Willie B. Sims, Jr. Hattiesburg    2019-2023
Gary L. Walker, Clinton                 2023-2027


Board Staff
Andy Wright, CPA  Executive Director​
Sharee Brewer, CPA, CGFM, CFE Asso​ciate Director, ​Investigations
Lane McNeal Compliance Administrator     
Vicki Snowden Licensing Administrator
Angela Goodman Administrative Assistant