Mississippi Enterprise for Technology Seeks New CEO

February 9, 2021

Hancock County, MS (February 9, 2021) — The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology is conducting a search for a permanent CEO to lead the non-profit’s regional technology economic development and technology transfer efforts.

MSET leverages the resources of Stennis Space Center, where it is located, to promote business opportunities among public agencies and private entities through its connections with NASA and other agencies at Stennis.

MSET promotes development of new business and growth of existing industry by providing business and technology related services, fostering partnerships and accessing state and federal resources.

Among the 16 clients housed at MSET’s building at Stennis Space Center are companies specializing in cybersecurity, network operations, industrial maintenance, geospatial products and services and marine technology solutions.

The search for a CEO is being conducted through the University of Southern Mississippi.

Laurie Jugan, program director and interim CEO, said the goal is to have a new CEO on board by April 1. “Our search is just about to start,” said Jugan. “I am hoping to find some fabulous candidates that understand and can help fulfill our multi-faceted mission.”

In the meantime, MSET is going forward with plans for Oceans In Action, the premier Gulf Coast regional marine technology annual event that focuses on the operational missions of local federal agencies and emerging technologies. Set for August 30 – September 2 at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Oceans In Action 2021 will be an in-person event highlighting how marine science and technology research efforts are integrated into operational missions, results and decision-making tools. 

Oceans In Action will feature an event center where participants can socially distance. The event will include results of the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) vignettes that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in 2020, as well as details on NOAA’s increased support to that program. Details on the programs associated with the newly awarded Gulf Coast Tech Bridge also will be highlighted.

New this year will be the Port Security Summit hosted by the Port of Gulfport through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Mississippi Defense Initiative (MDI), a grant from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.

The event is held in association with the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise Gulf Coast and Port of Gulfport. 

Mississippi Enterprise for Technology
Building 1103, Suite 143
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529

Voice: (228) 688-3144
Toll-Free: 1-800-746-4699
Fax: (228) 688-1064



The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to 30 companies with more than 1,000 employees. For more information visit www.portairspace.com