J. RODNEY DICKERSON
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SMART MICROBIOLOGY INITIATIVES
"Great vision without great people is irrelevant." - Jim Collins
Mr. Dickerson is the Founder and Executive Director of Smart Micro-Bio, LLC which has been successful at managing the licensing of patent pending intellectual property that transforms animal manure into a valuable liquid concentrate platform for growing specific soil microbiology for agriculture applications while recovering undigested food and other solids for recycling – Sustainable Manure Asset Recovery Technology.
Diedra Perry is a highly skilled and experienced Business Development Coordinator for New South Development & Socrates Garrett Enterprises. She has over 20 years of solid Administrative and Business Development experience. Her background includes Technical /Proposal Writing, QA/QC, Compliance Reporting, Marketing, Project Administration, and more.
L. SOCRATES GARRETT
PRESIDENT / CEO
A professional and experienced manager and planner, Ms. Garrett provides the team with a solid emphasis on efficiency and service.
NEW SOUTH DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING, INC.
Mr. Garrett is the President and CEO of New South Development and Training, Inc., (NSDT) a not-for-profit, Research, Innovation,Training, and Development organization. In addition to Mr. Garrett's position with NSDT, he has also owned and operated SGE for over 30 years.
Mr. Garrett is a board member of Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. He serves as President of the Jackson Medical Mall Business Association and is a commissioner on the Levee Board. Mr. Garrett has been appointed by Governor Barbour to serve as Chair for the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition.