The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors unanimously confirmed John H. McKay as the President and CEO of the association. The decision was made at the board of directors meeting Oct. 8 at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, MS. John had been acting as the interim President and CEO since July 30, when Jay C. Moon stepped down and assumed the position of Senior Policy Consultant.

John has worked at the association for 11 years in the roles of Deputy Director of Government Affairs and Executive Vice President.

John has helped to evaluate, prepare and support legislation that impacts taxes, workforce development, environmental regulations and transportation. In addition, he has had daily supervisory responsibility for the membership, government affairs and communication activities of the association.



Before he joined the MMA, John was the ICMA Management Fellow with the Sarasota County Government in Sarasota, Florida, where he supported a variety of county initiatives including public works, budget preparation, communications and financial analytics.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi with a concentration in Political Science and English, and he has a Master of Public Administration degree from the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. John is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute in Norman, Oklahoma.