Mickey Milligan is the Chief Economic Development Officer of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Economic Development Division. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the agency’s recruitment and expansion of industries in Mississippi. Milligan has more than 21 years of service with the state of Mississippi.
Prior to joining MDA, Milligan worked for 28 years with BellSouth and AT&T in various management assignments. Most recently, he worked briefly for Laws Construction as vice president of Sales and Marketing.
Milligan is an active member and past president of the Mississippi Economic Development. He is also a member of the Southern Economic Development Council and IAMC. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Foreign Trade Zone, as well as the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association. Milligan is also a member of the Senior Advisory Board to the School of Business at Mississippi State University.
He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the WLBT Television’s Spirit of Mississippi Award, Goodwill Industries’ Volunteer Activist Award and National Telecom’s Most Innovative Public/Private Partnership for Distance Learning National Award. Milligan has also been named Clinton’s Outstanding Citizen and a finalist for the Jackson Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Man of Jackson. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Jackson and a two-time Paul Harris Fellow.
Milligan holds a bachelor’s degree in the School of Business from Mississippi State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Mississippi College. He also completed the Certificate of Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma.