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The Board of Trustees
Shane Hooper, Board Member

Mr. Shane Hooper is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School and Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. After graduation, he served his country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was appointed to the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning by Governor Phil Bryant in May 2012 to represent the Third (Northern) Supreme Court District for a term to expire May 7, 2021. Mr. Hooper recently earned a master’s degree in economic development from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Mr. Hooper has enjoyed a career in the insurance and financial services industry for 18 years. He is president of Professional Training Corporation Inc., a training provider for the insurance and financial services industry. He also served as an appointed official for five years as Director of Development Services for the City of Tupelo, Miss.

Active in the community, Mr. Hooper is past president of the Tupelo Rotary Club, past president of the Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls and past president of United Way of Northeast Mississippi. He has also served as the Planning and Property division chair for the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and the Economic Development division chair for CDF. Past board member seats include the Good Samaritan Free Clinic, Sanctuary Hospice House, Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi, Second Vice Chairman of CDF, and Chairman of CDF.

Mr. Hooper has received the "Rotarian of the Year" award and the "Tupelo's Top Twenty Young Professionals" award. Shane was recognized in 2018 as one of the Most Influential African Americans in the State of Mississippi. He is currently a board member of the United Way of Northeast Mississippi, Health Link Acclaim, and North Mississippi Medical Center.

Shane and his wife Sarah have two sons, Christopher and Channing, and one daughter, Ellabess. The entire family enjoys their Springer Spaniel, Max.