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Davis Pace

President and CEO

Davis Pace serves as President and CEO of Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET), a state-chartered non-profit organization located at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. At MSET, Davis works to grow SSC, the Gulf Coast, and Mississippi. Davis is a leader in the development of the aerospace and defense community through MSET’s relationships with NASA, the Navy, the Mississippi Development Authority, and Mississippi’s R-1 universities.

Prior to MSET, Davis spent nearly a decade in Washington, D.C., on and off Capitol Hill, with a focus on technology, telecommunications, and cybersecurity issues. While on Capitol Hill, he served as senior staff for the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) under Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX), where he managed the emerging technologies, telecommunications, space, and cyber portfolio. In this role, he successfully led the effort to incentivize leading-edge technology development and manufacturing in the United States and led the charge to reorganize the U.S. State Department’s standards setting, cyber security, and emerging technology initiatives.

Previously, he served as Legislative Director to former-Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX) preceding his cabinet-level appointment as Director of National Intelligence. In this role, Davis spearheaded critical reforms in cyber defense at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and information systems. Davis also served as Legislative Director to Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX), and Counsel to then-Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker (NC).

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a juris doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law. He is an avid fan of the Washington Nationals and the Grateful Dead.

Sara Doss

Director of Business Development

Sara Doss spent 12 years at the Mississippi Development Authority, the state’s lead economic development agency focusing on global business investment and existing industry support for the state of Mississippi. In her most recent role at MDA, Sara served as the primary business development representative in Mississippi for aerospace and defense, one of the state’s most essential target markets. She was responsible for recruiting new aerospace companies to Mississippi and providing support and expansion assistance to the state’s existing aerospace industries.

Previously, Sara was in the Community Services Division where she was responsible for various federal and state funding programs administered by the agency.

Sara is a 2009 graduate of Mississippi State University where she received a degree in Management of Construction and Land Development in the College of Business. Sara has also received her Economic Development Finance Professional Certification (EDFP) from the National Development Council and serves on the Board of Directors for both Mississippi Economic Development Council and the Southern Economic Development Council.

Brittany Morse

Program Specialist

Brittany Morse serves as our Program Specialist at Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET). In this role, she coordinates local programming, provides support to the Aerospace and Defense Alliance of Mississippi (ADAM), and facilitates communication to enhance productivity and organizational effectiveness.

Brittany has nearly 10 years of leadership experience as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.

Kristina Dalon

Operations Manager

Kristina serves as our Operations Manager. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University where she majored in Information Technology. Kristina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience providing customer service. Before joining MSET, she maintained an active client base and quickly became highly recommended and respected for her work ethic and service.

In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and baby girl, two Italian mastiffs, and two cats. She also enjoys spending time with her family and competing in family game night competitions.