Delta Business Journal Honors Thigpen Among Top Minority Business Leaders

October 14, 2022

Rickey Thigpen
Credit: Ken Gordon

Dr. Rickey Thigpen, President & CEO of Visit Jackson, has been named a top minority leader for 2022 by The Delta Business Journal.

A proud alumnus of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and a Life Member of the MVSU Alumni Association, Dr. Thigpen was chosen among men and women who exemplify the qualities of leadership, experience and community involvement that truly define the spirit of excellence that embodies the Mississippi Delta region.

Thigpen continues to support his alma mater while reigning over destination management in the capital region here in Jackson.

Dr. Thigpen continues to advocate for MVSU causes, collecting laptops for students or negotiating contracts to secure more funding from their athletic endeavors.

In addition to this most recent honor, Dr. Thigpen has received countless awards and serves on numerous boards and auxiliaries which has postured him to be among this prestigious list.

About Delta Business Journal
The Delta Business Journal, published each month, is designed to report to our larger readership of corporate owners, managers, small businesses, and farmers located in the Mississippi Delta consisting of the following Delta counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, Washington, Sunflower, Leflore, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Tunica, Panola, DeSoto, Tate, Grenada, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo, Humphreys, Sharkey, Issaquena, and Warren. Our editorial scope encompasses local business news and trends, agri-business news, profiles of upwardly mobile innovators and the businesses they run, legal and financial advice, as well as editorials and guest commentaries on topics that are relevant to the Delta business community. The Delta Business Journal also devotes extensive coverage to the industries of construction, health care, banking, and finance.

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Yolanda Clay-Moore
Director of Communications, Visit Jackson