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Ashley N. Wicks Graduates Mississippi Economic Council Leadership Mississippi’s Class of 2017

We are proud to announce that Ashley N. Wicks has graduated from the Mississippi Economic Council Leadership Mississippi’s Class of 2017.

Ashley and her fellow graduates celebrated the completion of the program at a graduation ceremony held on Dec. 1, 2017 at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Miss. The Class of 2017 completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi: Jackson, Camp Shelby, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Brookhaven and Greenville.

Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,300 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Mississippi’s top business executives have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks. Many elected leaders are graduates and recognize the value of the Leadership Mississippi experience.

Ashley focuses her practice on public finance and a host of tax issues from public finance tax, state and local taxation and tax credits. She is a frequent speaker for various legal conferences, seminars and CLEs. Ashley has been named in the top 10 of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2016 Top 50 Under 40 and a Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star in tax. Ashley is a member of the American Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Bond Lawyers and National Bar Association.

Ashley is admitted to practice in Mississippi, Texas and the Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Mississippi. She received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Jackson State University. Ashley received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University and her master’s of law in taxation from the University of Alabama.

We congratulate Ashley on her graduation from this esteemed program. We look forward to Ashley’s insights that she learned during her tenure with Leadership Mississippi.