1998 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Bean

Senate Concurrent Resolution 569


WHEREAS, the Mississippi Economic Council, the voice of business and the state Chamber of Commerce, is starting its 50th year of service to the citizens of the state; and

WHEREAS, Bob W. Pittman has for 32 years served as president of this statewide organization promoting business interests and advocating the principles of good government, including education, fair taxation and other factors that impact the state's economic and cultural advancement; and

WHEREAS, during those years, the Mississippi Economic Council has grown to become the state's largest business and professional association and has committed itself to helping Mississippi and its citizens achieve their economic potential; and

WHEREAS, Bob W. Pittman has also served his community by being a newspaper writer and editor, and recently became the founding publisher of The Lamar County Times, a weekly newspaper serving Lamar County; and

WHEREAS, he has published four books, and has served as a Trustee of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, a Trustee for Mississippi Foundation of Independent Colleges, the Chairman of Deacons of First Baptist Church of Jackson, and a member of the Universities Center Advisory Board; and

WHEREAS, he has served as Executive Administrator of the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Board; and

WHEREAS, Bob W. Pittman distinguished himself as an athlete and first baseman of the Greenwood High School baseball team, Captain of the Mississippi College Choctaws' 1953 baseball team, and as a semi-pro baseball player in Grenada; and

WHEREAS, he is the husband of the former Joann Barrett of Greenwood, and they have two children and four grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Bob W. Pittman is retiring as President of the Mississippi Economic Council and has set a standard for business integrity, ethics and a belief in the free enterprise system that makes these United States the envy of the world:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend Bob W. Pittman upon his retirement and wish him success in his endeavors.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Bob W. Pittman, and be made available to members of the Capital Press Corps.