Rickey L. Thigpen . . . is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. His early educational experiences were carved from parochial schools in Greenwood, Mississippi, Gutherie, Oklahoma and Jackson Public Schools, receiving his diploma from Jim Hill High School located in Jackson, Mississippi in 1983.
He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Mathematics and a minor in Business in 1987 from Mississippi Valley State University. He has done post graduate work and received a continuing education certificate in Finance & Administration from the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau in 1995.
Mr. Thigpen is presently employed with the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau as the Executive Vice President, where he is responsible for foundation and development action and new business initiatives. He is the owner of SANKOFA Concepts, an Integrated Consulting and Public Speaking Company, specializing in Youth Motivational Issues.
His affiliation and service to professional and civic organizations include:
Mr. Thigpen is a member of Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves on the Music Staff.