State Workforce Investment Board

About SWIB

Mississippi's State Workforce Investment Board is created pursuant to MS Code Section 37-153-7 and the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to serve as an advisory board to the Office of Workforce Development (i.e. AccelerateMS), to monitor publicly-funded workforce development programs, and to recommend strategies and policies that enhance coordination among programs and activities towards continuous improvement of Mississippi's complex workforce development system.


The four-year State Plan represents an agreement among the core partners identified in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and serves as the framework for the development of public policy, fiscal investment, and operation of all state labor exchange, workforce education, and training programs.

Mississippi’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Combined Plan (State Plan) for Program Years (PY) 2024-27 will be available soon.

SWIB Members

Patrick Sullivan (Chair)
Mississippi Energy Institute

Bob Anderson
Mississippi Department of Human Services

Dr. William J. Ashley
Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Trey Baxter
Madison County Board of Supervisors

Jacqueline Beasley

Donnie Bell
Mississippi House of Representatives

Brad Bounds
Working Solutions, LLC

Sondia Christian
Huntington Ingalls Industries

Jan Collins
Madison County Business League & Foundation

Bill Cork
Mississippi Development Authority

Pablo Diaz
Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Partnership

Dr. Lance Evans
State Superintendent

Jim Flanagan
DeSoto County Economic Development Council

Monica Harrigill
The Sunray Companies

Frank Howell
Delta Council

Darius Johnson
International Longshoremen’s Association

J.R. Jones
Sanjo Security

Kristy R Luse
CREATE Foundation

Carolyn McAdams
Mayor of Greenwood

John McKay
Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Fontaine McNair
Priority One Bank

Bobby Morgan
Atmos Energy

Nic Parish
Burns Dirt Construction

David Parker
Mississippi Senate

Al Rankins
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

Kell Smith
Mississippi Community College Board

John Brent Swanson
Empire Trucking

Billy Taylor
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Valmadge Towner
Southwest Mississippi Community College

Scott Waller
Mississippi Economic Council

Kristen Powe Windham
Office of the Governor