In its third year, the MSTop50 Award recognizes the top 50 most influential Mississippians in the areas of elective/appointed government service, lobbying and government relations and business, media and culture.
- Henry Barbour, Capitol Resources
- Russell Bennett, Entergy Mississippi
- Grant Callen, Empower Mississippi
- Beth Clay, The Clay Firm
- Elliott Flaggs, Cornerstone Government Affairs
- Michael Goode, Clearwater Group
- Clare Hester, Capitol Resources
- Ron Matis, Mississippi District United Pentecostal Church
- Bucky Murphy, Corporate Relations Management
- Mike Pepper, MS Road Builders’ Association
- Scott Waller, Mississippi Economic Council
- Steve Azar, Music & Radio Personality
- Howard Ballou , WLBT
- Gary Butler, Camgian
- Bill Bynum, Hope Enterprise Corporation
- Barry Cannada, Butler Snow
- John T. Edge, Southern Foodways Alliance
- Dave Elliott, WLOX
- Wyatt Emmerich, Emmerich Newspapers
- John Hairston, Hancock Whitney Bank
- Jerry Host, Trustmark
- Jonathan Jones, Jones Companies
- Bruce Levingston, Concert Pianist
- David McRae, McRae Investments
- Johnny Morgan, Morgan White Group
- Will Primos, Primos Hunting
- Rebekah Staples, Free State Strategies
- Sean Suggs, Toyota
- Sarah Thomas, National Football League Official
Last week, the Elective and Appointed Government Officials awardees were announced.
The awards are sponsored by Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame awards are sponsored by Capitol Resources and Tower Loan. Recently, MSTop50 named Governor Phil Bryant and former Speaker Pro Tempore Robert Clark as the Hall of Fame honorees.
The awards event will be on February 18, 2019, at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi honoring the awardees.