Business portfolio|State ethics chief to speak at VAMP

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tom Hood, executive director and chief counsel for the Mississippi Ethics Commission, will be the speaker at the May meeting of the Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals.

The meeting will be at noon May 5 at Ameristar Casino’s Heritage Buffet.

Hood has been with  the commission since 2003 and has been executive director since 2006. He began his career as a prosecutor with the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General’s office under former Attorney General Mike Moore.

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He has served on the Supreme Court’s Commission on Bar Admissions Review and on the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. A native of Houston, he has a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and a law degree from the University of Mississippi.

VAMP meets each first Tuesday. For information, e-mail