Mike Tagert

401 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Mike Tagert

Transportation Commissioner - Northern District

Biographical Information

Mike Tagert most recently served as Administrator of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority and President of the organization’s respective trade association, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Development Council, where he led their economic development and promotional efforts. While there, his accomplishments include the successful designation of the Marine Highway (M-65) Corridor and signing a recent International Agreement with the Panama Canal Authority to promote future trade and transportation via the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi. He also currently serves as a member of the Trade and Transportation Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Previously, he served in the United States Marine Corps and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Millsaps College and Master of Science and Master of Public Policy and Administration degrees from Mississippi State University. Commissioner Tagert is married to the former Mary Love Mortimer of Kilmichael, and they have two children, Frances and Harlan. They currently reside in Starkville and are members of the First United Methodist Church.