Mississippi Economic Council
Blake Wilson is President of the Mississippi Economic Council, serving as only the third executive of the State Chamber of Commerce in 50 years.
He came to MEC in 1999 from the Florida Chamber of Commerce where he served as Executive Vice President -- and where he developed the most sophisticated grassroots member legislative action program in the nation. Under his direction, MEC has become the fastest growing state chamber of commerce in the nation.
Previously, Blake was Executive Director of Associated Builders & Contractors' Delaware Chamber and spent nearly 10 years with the Delaware Chamber of Commerce. Before entering the association business he spent nine years as a newspaper editor and reporter.
His expertise is building an involved membership capable of winning positive legislative change to stimulate investment, entrepreneurship and opportunity.
Blake lives in Jackson with his wife, Ann, a public school teacher, and son Andrew. Their eldest son, Nicholas, is a graduate of Mississippi State University and daughter Ellie is attending Southern Miss.