On August 1, 2016 Phil Hardwick joined the Millsaps College Else School of Management.  as Director of Business Analysts. He is responsible for supervising the ELSEWorks Business Analysts and the ELSEWorks undergraduate internships. ELSEWorks is an entrepreneurship program formed to encourage and promote entrepreneurship and positive social change in the community, state and region. He is also responsible for supervising business plan development for client businesses, especially those in the Midtown and Fondren areas of Jackson, Mississippi.

An award-winning columnist for the Mississippi Business Journal he also writes mystery novels. HIS BLOG concentrates primarily on matters of  leadership and community/economic development.

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Twitter – @philhardwick
Blog – philhardwickblog.wordpress.com

LATEST NEWS: Inducted as Honorary Life Member of Mississippi Economic Development CouncilIMG_7047


February 4, 2016 was a very special day for me as I was inducted as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Mississippi Economic Development Council. Thanks to my bosses over the past 25-plus years: Kane Ditto, former mayor of Jackson, MS, Matt Holleman, former President & CEO of Mississippi Valley Gas Company (now Atmos Energy) and Marty Wiseman, former executive director of the Stennis Institute, Mississippi State University. Also, to David Rumbarger, CEO of the Community Development Foundation, Tupelo, MS, for nominating me, and my wife of almost 36 years, the beautiful and incredible Carol Hardwick.