Executive Director | Mississippi Home Corporation
Scott came to Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) as a young college graduate. Since 1998, he has held various positions with the agency, eventually becoming executive director in January 2015. He provides executive leadership in the development and administration of all MHC programs and policies. Scott works closely and actively with Mississippi’s federal congressional delegation as well as state legislators to achieve positive outcomes for the affordable housing industry. He has participated in successful efforts to pass affordable housing legislation on both the state and federal level. He also serves as a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas’s Advisory Council. Scott’s roles in crafting and implementing housing recovery plans post Hurricane Katrina illuminated the effects of community development for places. Those lessons inform the policy and result-driven approach the agency employs today.
Scott attended Belhaven University, where he was active in student government and the student newspaper, The Quarter Tone. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in English in 1998. While working at MHC, he earned his master of arts in English from Mississippi College, graduating summa cum laude. Scott worked as a contributing writer for the The Planet Weekly in Jackson and has served as an adjunct professor at Belhavan College teaching world literature in the evenings. In 2015, he was named by the Mississippi Business Journalas the Under 40 Business Person of the Year among the Top 50 Under 40 recipients.
Scott lives in Jackson with his college sweetheart, the former Holly Elizabeth Daniel. They have two young children and attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson.