D. Kirk Fordice

Delta Delta 1956

Election Date 1992

In honor of your record of service to your state which in 1991 led the voters of Mississippi to elect you as their state’s first Republican Governor in 117 years. In testament to your career in the heavy construction industry highlighted by your service as CEO of Fordice Construction Company which has grown to more than 10 million in annual sales with recognition by Engineering News Record journal for your outstanding service to the industry; and your selection and service as President of Associated General Contractors of America, the largest trade association in the construction industry with more than 32,000 member companies. In tribute to your extensive record of civic service as a director of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control branch, as Chair of the Vicksburg city building code appeals board and leadership of the county Economic Development Foundation responsible for the expansion of industries with a fourteen million dollar impact on your state, and for you recognition as economic development volunteer laureate by the Mississippi Industrial Development Council.