RELEASE:

BUSINESS LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE SUPPORTING CHARTER SCHOOLS ON MONDAY

Formation of new group of business leaders will be announced to push for a strong charter schools law in Mississippi; group will release statewide survey data on education reform measures.

Jackson, MS –

WHO: BETTER EDUCATION FOR MISSISSIPPI (“BE4MISS”)
WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE
WHEN: 1:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 2013
WHERE: 2ND FLOOR ROTUNDA OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

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.