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STARKVILLE, Miss.–New members of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association’s national board of directors are beginning one-year terms after being appointed in February.

Officially taking office today [July 1], the team includes President Tommy R. Roberson of Memphis, Tenn., Ronald E. Black of Meridian, first vice president; Jackson resident Brad M. Reeves, second vice president; and Jodi White Turner of Montgomery, Ala., will continue her role as treasurer. Camille Scales Young, of Madison, continues on the board as immediate former national president.

Roberson, a 1967 political science and history graduate, is retired from Kraft Foods after 34 years of service. He has served the Memphis Maroon Club as the former president, vice president and membership officer, and has served on the executive committee of the board of directors for three years, most recently in the role of national first vice president.

Black, a 1980 marketing graduate, is director of human resources for Southern Pipe and Supply Company Inc. Black has served as South 1 region director on the national board of directors, and has served on the executive committee for three years. He is active in the Lauderdale County Alumni Association.

The newest officer elected, Reeves, is a 2002 management and construction of land development alumnus. After MSU, he received a law degree from the University of Mississippi, and now is a practicing attorney with Balch and Bingham LLP. Reeves is active with the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, where he served as president, among other roles.

Turner received a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1997 and a master’s degree in business administration in 1999, both from Mississippi State. She serves as chief financial officer for PrimeSouth Bank in Tallassee, Ala.

Young, a 1994 communication management graduate who also earned a master’s degree in agriculture and extension education in 1996, is vice president of Cornerstone Government Affairs in Jackson. She was a member of the Central Mississippi Chapter board of directors, and has served on various committees including the Evening in Maroon, Young Alumni and Central Mississippi Tennis Tournament.

The Alumni Association was founded June 17, 1885, by the first three graduating classes of what then was Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College. A full-service organization, it now includes 95 chapters and has more than 125,000 alumni worldwide. For more, visit alumni.msstate.edu.

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