FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2006
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS HUMPHREYS TO THE DELTA REGIONAL REVITALIZATION TASK FORCE
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Ray Humphreys, of Greenville, to the Delta Regional Revitalization Task Force. The task force will function as an independent research and analytical group designed to set measurable, achievable, and significant goals that will revitalize the Mississippi Delta Region.
“Ray, a Delta native, understands the value of economic development to the region’s economy. Having years of business experience in the Delta, Ray is a good choice to fill this position and will serve successfully in this role,” Governor Barbour said.
Humphreys is chief executive officer of the Delta Regional Medical Center, a non-profit, community owned hospital in Greenville. Prior to this position, Humphreys was chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, where he worked until 2000. He is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow and member of the board of directors of the Delta Council and Washington County Industrial Foundation. Humphreys is also involved with the Delta Health Alliance, where he serves on the board of regents, and the Mississippi Hospital Association, where he serves on the board of governors. In 2004, Humphreys was selected as Mississippi’s Healthcare Executive of the Year by the ACHE.
He graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and from Mississippi College with a master’s degree in hospital administration. Humphreys is married with two children and one grandchild.