Executive Director - Virden C. Jones
Virden Jones was appointed Executive Director
of the Public Utilities Staff on August 1, 2011, by Governor Haley Barbour and reappointed by Governor Phil Bryant on
March 6, 2014, for a six year term beginning July 1, 2014.
Jones is a certified public accountant and a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masterís degree in Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jones joined the Staff as a Financial Modeling Manager in 1998 and has served in the capacity of Director of the Electric, Gas & Communications Division since 1999. Prior to joining the Staff, Jones worked in the private sector as an entrepreneur, investment advisor and professional accountant. He has a broad range of business experience in agriculture, computer technology, communications, real estate investment and financial services.
Jones is a native of Greenville, Mississippi and has lived in the state most of his life. He is married to Dr. Libby Spence and currently resides in Madison.