Mary Ann Moon, CEcD - Bio

Mary Ann Moon. CEcD serves as Vice President of Business and Economic Development for the Mississippi Legislative and Consulting Group in Jackson, Mississippi. MSLCGroup is a government and business affairs consulting firm which provides strategic advice and expertise for businesses, non-profits and other organizations. The Group develops effective strategies to address legislative, regulatory and political issues affecting business growth and development.

Prior to moving to Mississippi, Mary Ann served as Economic Developer and Project Manager for Entergy Louisiana’s Business and Economic Expansion division. She was responsible for the facilitation of the Certified Site Program for Northeast Louisiana – a partnership between Entergy LA and Louisiana Economic Development. She also actively supported new business recruitment and the creation of regional Community Development programs. Mary Ann served as President of the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for 5 ½ years. During her tenure with the WMWO chamber, Mary Ann restructured the organization, its focus becoming Community and Product Development; working in conjunction with the Ouachita Parish School Board, the City of West Monroe, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the Louisiana Technical College System and many rural municipalities and communities. Chamber emphasis was placed upon improving education – providing services, programming and support to develop, enhance and create opportunities for teachers, staff and students. Instituting program development and implementation, under her leadership, the organization was recognized by the Coordinating and Development Corporation and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for “Outstanding Collaboration Among Educational, Public and Private Partnerships.”

Mary Ann was the Owner/President of Dixie Bonded Warehouse of Ouachita, Inc. – the largest bonded, commercial warehouse for raw materials in the Tri-State region. She was, also, the Owner/Operator of Dixie Transportation, an intra-state contract carrier. She was a member of the American Trucking Association, the Louisiana Motor Transport Association, American Warehousing Association and served as a member of the Louisiana Department of Transportation Inter-Modal Planning Committee. Additionally, she served as President of the Louisiana Motor Traffic Association. She possesses a wide range of expertise in warehousing, distribution and logistics.

She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. She is a Certified Economic Developer. (CEcD)

Moon served as the coordinator of the 20/20 Visioning Program for West Ouachita Parish funded by the City of West Monroe and Louisiana Economic Development. She is a member of the International Economic Development Council and serves on the Membership Committee. She is a Board member and Chairman of the Mentoring Program for the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Mary Ann is Co-Chairman for the University of Southern Mississippi Trade, Transportation and Logistics Advisory Council, a graduate of the Delta Regional Authority’s Leadership Institute and Leadership Louisiana. In addition, she established the Delta Highway 65 Commission; a non profit entity created to provide infrastructure, healthcare, educational and housing needs to citizens residing in the Louisiana Delta and served as a co-author for the Louisiana Delta Initiative.