Aerospace and Defense Alliance of Mississippi Announces Inaugural Leadership Team

Aerospace and Defense Alliance of Mississippi (ADAM) Announces Inaugural Leadership Team

Oxford, MS, April 30, 2024 – The Aerospace and Defense Alliance of Mississippi (ADAM) proudly unveils its founding board of directors, inaugurates its chairman, and appoints its first Executive Director.

Leading the helm of ADAM as its Chairman is Davis Pace, President and CEO of MSET, Mississippi’s Office of Space and Technology. Davis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having established himself as a distinguished leader in the aerospace and defense industry. Under his guidance, ADAM is poised to chart a course towards new horizons and further fortify Mississippi’s standing as a frontrunner in this sector.

Joining Davis on the inaugural board are esteemed industry leaders, including:

  • Dr. Neil Thurgood, Executive VP, Anduril Industries
  • Dr. Gary Butler, CEO, Camgian
  • Frankie Adair, Site Executive, Raytheon-Forest
  • Jamie Miller, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Business Council

Spearheading the operational endeavors of ADAM is Sara Doss, who assumes the role of its first Executive Director. Sara, Director of Business Development at MSET, will bring her extensive experience and deep understanding of the aerospace and defense industry to drive ADAM’s mission forward. Importantly, Sara will continue her role at MSET, ensuring a seamless integration of efforts between the two organizations.

“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Board for ADAM and to collaborate with such esteemed industry leaders,” remarked Davis Pace. “Together, we are committed to advancing the aerospace and defense industry in Mississippi and fostering innovation and growth within our community.”

“We are excited to embark on this journey with our inaugural board and leadership team,” said Sara Doss, Executive Director of ADAM. “With their collective expertise and dedication, ADAM is poised to make significant strides in promoting growth and collaboration within the aerospace and defense sector.”

ADAM’s establishment as a separate entity is the result of a Department of Defense (DOD) grant and marks a significant milestone in Mississippi’s aerospace and defense landscape.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Doss

Executive Director

Aerospace and Defense Alliance of Mississippi