Meet the Controller
George Jackson has been in the wholesale lumber business for twenty years. "I love this business. It is always changing and closely tied to the overall economy which also makes it very challenging and exciting at the same time."

With a Bachelor of Professional Accounting degree from Mississippi State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, George is a proud DawgHawg and loves college sports of every variety. At times, he has to select which of his two beloved universities to root for. George developed a selection system to help in his decision, which he is proud to share.

Beginning his career with the largest asphalt paving contractor in Mississippi, George rose from general office work to the role of subordinate controller. He spent two years as Controller of a small soil conservation contractor before becoming Vice President of Administration for a civil engineer consulting firm. Eventually, George ventured back into the heavy highway contracting business with a large bridge builder in Southern Mississippi.

In 1986, George accepted the position of Business Manager for North Pacific Group's Southern Division in Waynesboro. When Southern Mississippi Trading LLC was formed, George became Controller.

George is married to Becky and they share two wonderful grown children, Jason and Jean. He enjoys the outdoors, cooking, visiting with friends and spends time acting and supporting the local community theatre, serving on as a Trustee on the theatre board.

"I welcome anyone to contact me with any ideas on how SMT can serve its' customers and suppliers," says George. "Our goal as an administrative team is to provide the highest level of service and prompt attention to every aspect of our business."


Phone: 800-418-3211 | Email: George.jackson@southernmisstrading.com