On Monday at 1:30 p.m. the following business leaders will announce the formation of a non-profit organization created to advocate passage of a strong charter schools law in Mississippi during the 2013 legislative session:

Chairman – Joel Bomgar, Founder & CEO, Bomgar Corporation
Arty Finkelberg, Senior Vice President, Raymond James
David Landrum, Owner, Landrum & Associates
Ken Leaks, Former Executive, Jitney Jungle & New Deal
John Marchetti, CEO, Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance & Bonding, Inc.
Hu Meena, President & CEO, C Spire Wireless
Carl Nicholson, President & CEO, Nicholson & Company, PLLC
Leland Speed, Chairman, EastGroup Properties
Cal Wells, Founding Partner, Wells, Moore, Simmons & Edwards, PLLC
Doug Wilson, President, Wilson Auto Group, Inc.

The group will release details from an in-depth, scientific survey of Mississippians conducted last month that finds overwhelming support among voters for charter schools.