The Board of Directors
Robert F. Ward
A native of Meridian, Board President Robert Ward graduated from Millsaps College and earned a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Alabama. He is president of Windmill Properties and has been affiliated with Broadmoor Development Company since 1972.
Robert B. Deen, Jr.
Bob Deen serves as the foundation's Senior Vice-President. The Tupelo native attended North Carolina State University and Mississippi State University. Mr. Deen earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University. He is retired from practicing law.
Ronnie L. Walton
Ronnie L. Walton, foundation Secretary and General Counsel, is a Carthage native, has been a member of the Meridian law firm of Glover, Young, Walton & Simmons, PLLC since 1976. He received his B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1971. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1975.
Stephen O. Moore
Steve Moore serves as the foundation's Treasurer. Steve returned home to Meridian after graduating from Millsaps College and earning his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Moore is a retired investment broker formerly with UBS.
Dr. Joe S. Covington
Dr. Joe Covington of Meridian graduated from the University of Mississippi, subsequently completing his medical education at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He is retired from the practice of medicine.
Marty is a graduate of Tulane University with a MBA in Business Administration and serves as Vice President of Investments. Mr. Davidson is Chairman of the Board of Southern Pipe and Supply Company, Inc. in Meridian, MS.
Jim McGinnis, III is a graduate of Meridian High School and the University of Mississippi with a B. A. in English. He is President and CEO of McGinnis Lumber Company.