Pat Thomasson Selected as 2014 Mississippi Business Woman of the Year

Philadelphia, Mississippi – March 3, 2014 – Thomasson Company CEO Pat Thomasson has been named the Mississippi Business Journal’s 2014 Business Woman of the Year. The announcement was made during a ceremony held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Hilton Jackson in Mississippi’s capital city.

Ms. Thomasson is a member of the Mississippi Economic Council Leadership Mississippi Class of 2007-2008. An active member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South, she is a strong advocate for other women in business and passionate about issues surrounding the business community.

In 2010, Thomasson was elected president of the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association, and was the first female to achieve this position. Thomasson is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is founder and director of the Neshoba County Rebel Club, and serves as Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.

About MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year

The Business Woman of the Year program honors the achievements and contributions of women in business from across the state of Mississippi, and serves as a follow-up event to the 50 Leading Business Women program held every August. Eleven finalists for Business Woman of the Year are selected from the Mississippi Business Journal’s most recent 50 Leading Business Women designees. The finalists are honored during the luncheon, with the highlight being the naming of the Business Woman of the Year.

About Thomasson Company

Thomasson Company was established in 1972 as a lumber distributor. In the mid-1980s, the company began marketing wood utility poles throughout the United States. In 2005 Thomasson purchased its first pole manufacturing operation and, in 2009, opened its own treating facility. Also in 2009, Thomasson Company was Certified as a National Women’s Business Enterprise by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Today the industry leader ships poles to nearly every state in the continental U.S. and to over ten countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Mississippi.