Leland R. Speed
Mississippi Development Authority
In addition to serving as Mississippi Development Authority's Executive Director, Leland Speed is founder and chairman of Parkway Properties, Inc. and EastGroup Properties, Inc., both NYSE-listed companies located in Jackson, MS. Speed is a member of the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame. Active in civic affiars, he currently serves as chairman of the Jackson State University Development Foundation, and as a member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mississippi College. A native of Jackson, MS, Speed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.