Alan Wilson is a native Mississippian who graduated from Mississippi State in 1981 with a degree in Marketing.  Currently retired, he owned and operated Howard Wilson Chrysler Jeep Dodge for 36 years.  It grew to be one of the top performing dealerships in the southeast.  

Wilson has served on a number of boards and organizations inside the automobile industry including the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association (president), Jackson Automobile Dealers Association (president), New Orleans Dealer Advertising Association (vice-president) and five years on the National Dealer Advisory Council.  

He served for 20 years on the Board of Directors of the USA International Ballet Competition (president)  as well as the Better Business Bureau. He is the treasurer of the board at Mississippi Center for Public Policy.  

Alan and his wife Karen live in Flowood and attend Broadmoor Baptist Church.  They have three adult children Shannon, Cayla, and Alex as well as two grandchildren Jackson and Bennett.