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Steve Edds Elected to the Tougaloo College Board of Trustees

Butler Snow is proud to announce that Stephen C. Edds has been elected to the Tougaloo College Board of Trustees. Edds’ nomination was confirmed during the October meeting of the Board of Trustees.

“We congratulate Steve on his election to the Tougaloo College Board of Trustees,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Steve’s dedication to his community is truly impressive, and serving on Tougaloo’s board certainly reinforces that commitment.”

Tougaloo College is an independent, historically black liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degrees in education, the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, and master of art degrees in teaching and child development. Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College prepares and inspires its students through intellectual, social and character development to become thoughtful, ethical leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of informed citizenship, inform the future with vision, justice and charity, and contribute to a more inclusive, fair and equitable world for all humankind. Combining the strength of the quality of its academic offerings, Tougaloo College continues to advance its timeless legacy of excellence, relevance and influence in an ever-changing global world.

Edds is a member of the Butler Snow’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets practice group. He focuses his practice on government finance, economic development incentives and government relations. Edds was also recently named chairman of the Mississippi Tort Claims Board.

He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for public finance law, project finance law and government relations practice since 2005 and was also recognized in the area of economic development law in 2016. Edds has been recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading corporate/commercial municipal finance lawyer in Mississippi since 2007 and has also been consistently recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Edds is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers and Leadership Jackson. He serves as chairman of the ABA standing committee for Silver Gavel Awards and is a member of the ABA standing committee on public education. Edds also currently serves as the chairperson elect of the Mississippi Arts Commission. He received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.