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Jason Branning Named to College Savings Miss. Board

Jason Branning

Jason Branning

(Press Release) — The College Savings Mississippi Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome Jason Branning of Madison as their newest board member. Branning, owner of Branning Wealth Management, LLC in Ridgeland, was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to represent the Second Congressional District. He immediately takes over the board seat left vacant by Cory Wilson.

“Jason will be an outstanding addition to our board especially as we begin the important work of reopening the MPACT program,” said State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, whose agency oversees College Savings Mississippi and the state’s two 529 plans. “He brings a tremendous amount of relevant knowledge to our Board as we take steps to improve MACS and MPACT.”

Branning is an honors graduate of Mississippi College with a B.A. in English. He also holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association currently serving on the Journal of Financial Planning’s Advisory Board and has been a peer reviewer for the Retirement Management Journal. Additionally, Jason has served on the FPA Mississippi Board of Directors (2009-2010). He was also a board trustee of Christ Covenant School from 2008-2011, where he served as Board Chair.

Jason holds the prestigious CFP certification. He has served as a contributing author for the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) general public website. He has been published in The Journal of Financial Planning’s Retirement Income Special Report and appears in Retirement Management Analyst textbook. Jason’s quotes and retirement theory have been reference in outlets including MarketWatch, CNBC, Morningstar, NASDAQ,com, Bogleheads, and Advisor Perspectives.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed by Governor Bryant and confirmed by the Senate to serve on the College Savings Mississippi Board. I look forward to working
with fellow board members in the administration of MACS and MPACT,” said Branning.

In addition to Jason, College Savings Mississippi’s nine (9) board of directors include: Dr. Hank Bounds, Commissioner, Institutions of Higher Learning; Dr. Eric Clark, Executive Director, Mississippi Community College Board; Kevin Upchurch, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration; Jessica DuPont, Pascagoula Attorney; Kenny Goza, Entergy Mississippi; Scott Carmichael, President, Missouth Properties; and Len Blanton, CFO/COO, Nesco Electrical Distributors.

College Savings Mississippi administers two 529 plans to help families save for their loved ones higher education. MACS is the Mississippi Affordable College Savings Plan and MPACT is the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan.