Mac McGehee, a supporter of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy since its inception, joined the Board of Directors in July of 2020. His appreciation for the work the Center does on behalf of the citizens of our state is the motivating factor for him to be more fully involved as a member of the board.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. After graduation he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to work with Jones-O’Brien, an oil exploration company incorporated in Louisiana in 1930. In 1981, he moved back to his hometown of Jackson to work with Minerals Management, Inc., a company managing mineral and royalty interests for trusts, partnerships and individuals. He also worked with Regions Bank Trust Department in Natural Resources managing oil and gas assets in a twelve-state footprint.

Since returning home to Mississippi, Mac has been active in the Boy Scouts (Andrew Jackson Council) with his son, has served as trustee of Jackson Preparatory School and is on the board of directors of the Jackson Preparatory Global Leadership Institute. He is also on the board of Feild Co-Operative Association, established in 1919 for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. He is also very active in JH Outback Jackson, an organization associated with JH Ranch in California. He is a member and an officer of Highlands Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland and lives in Madison with his wife Cindy. They have two children: a daughter Claire, a recent graduate of Mississippi State University, and a son Kirk, who is currently enrolled as a student at Mississippi State.