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New Orleans, Louisiana, February 8, 2016 – The Board of Directors for the Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council has announced the selection of Mia O. McNeal as their President and Chief Executive Officer. She will assume responsibilities on February 8, 2016.

McNeal has been part of the SRMSDC team for 2 years, as a Vice President before being promoted to President and CEO. In her tenure, McNeal was responsible for NMSDC Compliance, Marketing, and Communications as well as overseer of MBE Services.

“I am excited about my role in furthering the success of minority businesses in the Southern Region. Economic development in traditionally underserved communities has been my life’s work. The standard for our organization is to Certify, Develop, Advocate and Connect, and I feel confident that we will be able to do just that. It is my goal to build on the vision and mission of the SRMSDC moving with strategic intentionality to ensure the organization is providing value to all of its partners. I am thrilled about the opportunities to build on the vision set forth by my board and take our organization to new heights,” Mia McNeal stated.

McNeal was President/CEO of the Arkansas Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council prior to the merger of several states during the restructuring of the region 2 years ago. She received her degree from the prestigious Harding University in Searcy, AR with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Management. She is an Arkansas native, and was appointed by the Governor of Arkansas to serve on the Arkansas Minority Business Advisory Council, a seat that she continues to hold. She also serves as a Member of the Little Rock School District MBE/WBE Committee. She is the mother of three.

Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, SRMSDC is one of 24 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, a national network providing standardized certification of minority-owned businesses. In addition to the New Orleans office, SRMSDC has offices in Birmingham, AL, Little Rock, AR, and Jackson, MS.

For more information about SRMSDC, visit www.srmsdc.org.

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