The MGA Geographic Visionary Luncheon
and Awards Ceremony

The Mississippi Geographic Alliance holds an annual event honoring geographic visionaries in business and education. Join us each year to celebrate the leaders in our state who help connect Mississippi to the world. All proceeds from the event go to innovative geography education programs throughout the state.

About the MGA Geographic Visionary Award

Exports support tens of thousands of jobs in Mississippi. As foreign investment continues to increase in our state, it is more important than ever that we recognize Mississippi leaders who help connect us with the global economy. The annual MGA Geographic Visionary Award honors a Mississippi business or civic leader who recognizes the importance of global understanding and awareness for Mississippians and/or promotes understanding about Mississippi in other parts of the world.

MGA Geographic Visionary Luncheon Registration Form

Event Sponsorship Levels Information (click here or see below form)


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Event Sponsorship Levels
MGA Geographic Visionary Luncheon

    Visionary Sponsor - $10,000
  • 2 reserved tables for 10 at event
  • Table signs with company logo
  • Full page recognition in program
  • Logo in program
  • Company name on entry sign
  • Company logo on large banner at event
  • Photo opportunities with Visionary Award winner
  • Prominent recognition in press releases and media interviews
  • Recognition in the Geographic Visionary video
    Geographic Sponsor - $5,000
  • 2 reserved tables for 10 at event
  • Table sign with company logo
  • Half page recognition in program
  • Logo in program
  • Company name on entry sign
  • Company logo on large banner at event
    Leadership Sponsor - $2,500
  • 1 reserved table for 10 at event
  • Table sign with company name
  • Quarter page recognition in program
  • Logo in program
  • Company name on entry sign
    Mississippi Sponsor - $1,000
  • 1 reserved table for 10 at event
  • Table sign with company name
  • Company name listed in the program
    Friends of MGA Sponsor - $500
  • Half of one table (5 seats) reserved
  • Table sign with company name
  • Company listed in the program
    Ticket price - $100

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2014 Geographic Visionary Award Winner

George Schloegel



Bio coming soon

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2013 Geographic Visionary Award Winner

John Palmer



Ambassador John N. Palmer not only grew a successful telecommunications company, he made the choice to keep that company in Mississippi and help connect our state to global communications. In addition to successful business ventures, Ambassador Palmer also served our country and represented our state as Ambassador to Portugal as a private sector advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He has also dedicated his talents to philanthropic efforts in Mississippi, serving as President of the University of Mississippi Foundation, Trustee of Millsaps College, and as a board member for various non-profits. His experience in connecting Mississippi with the world around us sets a standard of excellence for the MGA Geographic Visionary Award.

John Palmer Tribute Video from Southern Documentary Project on Vimeo.

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