Scott Waller, IOM

Scott Waller
President and CEO, Mississippi Economic Council

Scott Waller is President and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council. He is instrumental in developing meaningful public policy initiatives for improving workforce development, education, economic development, transportation, and tax policy.

The Shubuta native previously served as Executive Vice President/COO of MEC. Before joining MEC in 2006, he spent over 20 years as a newspaper journalist. 

A graduate of Mississippi State University, Waller serves on the State Workforce Investment Board and the executive board of the Andrew Jackson Council BSA. Nationally, Waller serves on the Council of State Chambers board of directors, the Transportation Investment Advocacy Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management’s National Board of Trustees and was recently appointed by the U.S. Chamber to the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100.

In 2019, he was named one of Mississippi’s 50 Most Influential leaders, and the Mississippi Business Journal honored him as one of Mississippi’s top CEOs.