Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert named CEO of GSDP, also joins MSU

Mike Tagert will be the new CEO of the GSDP.

Mike Tagert did not seek re-election and will serve new roles in Starkville and Oktibbeha County

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 10:52 AM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 4:29 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Current state transportation commissioner Mike Tagert is the new CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP).

Tagert decided to not seek re-election.

Tagert has also been named the associate director for Corporate and Economic Partnerships within Mississippi State University’s Office of Research and Economic Development, the university announced Friday morning.

He has served in the Northern District of Mississippi as the transportation commissioner for eight years.

When the Starkville job opened, Tagert said he jumped at the opportunity to serve the community.

He will start his new roles on Jan. 7, 2020.

The GSDP works to promote business growth, job creation and tourism in Starkville and Oktibbeha County.

The Partnership is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, the Starkville Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Starkville Main Street Association.

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