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Business, Culture and Media 2020

Mississippi's Top 50 Most Influential

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Dr. Jason Dean, Chairman – Mississippi State Board of Education

Considered to long be one of the thought leaders on education policy in Mississippi, Jason Dean, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Tenax Aerospace and currently serves as the Chairman of the State Board of Education. In his role as chairman, Dean has been key to helping the Mississippi Department of Education examine its practices and change how it delivers services during the pandemic, advocating strongly for increased technology and access to broadband.

Dean has a graduate degree from Ole Miss where he was a member of the faculty and staff, and an undergraduate degree from Southern Miss. He was a member of the White House Fellowship and served on Governor Haley Barbour’s staff during Hurricane Katrina. He also is on the Advisory Board of the faith-based Jackson Leadership Foundation.