Ms. Karen Cummins is the appointee from the IHL Board to the MPB Board.
Ms. Cummins has served as a Vice-President for Atmos Energy since 2012. She is responsible for operations in the Northern Region which includes the Delta region, the Southaven District and the Columbus and Tupelo areas.
Cummins was born in Indianola, Miss. and spent her childhood in Inverness, Miss., where she lived until graduating from college. After moving to DeSoto County in 1997, she became actively involved in the community, having served as a chairman of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council and currently serving on the board and volunteering with the organization on both the governmental relations and industrial relations committees. She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for Baptist Memorial Hospital and is a member of DeSoto County Business Women. In addition, she is a March of Dimes volunteer.
Cummins is a past board member of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, the Southaven Main Street Association and the North Mississippi Homebuilders Association. She has volunteered with the House of Grace domestic violence shelter in DeSoto County and the Jesse Brent Memorial Boat Racing association in Greenville to benefit the Mississippi Firefighters Burn Unit.
Cummins holds a bachelor's degree in education from Delta State University and an associate degree in business from Mississippi Delta Community College.