Tupelo politico Glenn McCullough’s name floated as new MDA director but Guvs office doesn’t confirm. 


Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, has been offered the job as the next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation.

McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that “the MDA is very important to Mississippi, and it’s important to Gov. Bryant so I’ll just have to refer you to Gov. Bryant for any comment.”

Nicole Webb, communications director for Gov. Phil Bryant, said in a telephone interview that “the governor has not made a decision, to the best of my knowledge.”

The MDA announced on April 8 that Brent Christensen would resign as director and report as head of the Greensboro Partnership in North Carolina by June. 1. Christensen has held the job for three years.

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