David Carlisle was born and raised in Tupelo. David is a Vice President of Ross & Yerger Insurance where he has worked for over 30 years with Joey. He is married to Frieda Davis Carlisle and they have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. Together they attend First Presbyterian Church where David is an Elder. His favorite activities are playing golf and long days at the lake.


John Wheeler is a Tupelo native and a shareholder and president of Mitchell McNutt & Sams, PA. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and serves on the board of directors for North Mississippi Health Services. John and his wife, Tammy, have two adult daughters who live in New Your City. When not working or spending time with his family, John enjoys playing golf with friends, including tonight's honoree.



Robin McGraw is an Executive Chairman of Renasant Corporation and Renasant Bank.

McGraw has served as Chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association, Chairman of North Mississippi Health Services, Chairman of the Board and President of the Yocona Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and Chairman of the Community Development Foundation. He is a former member of the CREATE Foundation Board of Directors, has served as Past President of the Tupelo Kiwanis Club.

McGraw served on the Mississippi Economic Council Board of Governors; as a board member and a past member of the executive committee of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, as a board member of the Ole Miss School of Law Alumni Association, and is a member of both the Mississippi and the American Bar Associations.

McGraw and his wife, Mimi, have two children and four grandchildren. They attend First United Methodist Church, where he is a past treasurer and past member of the administrative board.