Glenn L. McCullough Jr. has been one of Tupelo’s highest-profile citizens since 1993, when he was named director of the Mississippi division of the Appalachian Regional Commission, a 13-state federal-state program for economic, educational and health care development.
Elected mayor of Tupelo in 1997, McCullough served two years before being named by President Bill Clinton to the full-time, three-member governing board of the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 2001, McCullough was named chairman of TVA by President George W. Bush. He served until 2005, when he rotated off the board.
While mayor, McCullough was a leader in starting the Fairpark redevelopment of downtown Tupelo. He also helped lead Tupelo’s successful quest to be named a third time as an All America City by the National Civic League.
McCullough now is a partner in an executive consulting firm.
Truly Tupelo appears every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in 2010 as part of the 140th anniversary of both the city and the Daily Journal.
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