Starkville, Mississippi , United States
Jan 03, 2011 12:30pm
|Info||Marine Corps, Tagert worked his way through Millsaps College, completing a Bachelor of Science degree. He then received a Master of Science and Master of Public Policy and Administration degrees at Mississippi State University. |
From there, Tagert pursued a career embracing both public and private sectors, serving as a Special Projects Officer for the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, as Executive Director of the State Bureau of Plant Industry, as a member of the Alabama
Intermodal Infrastructure Advisory Board, as Vice President of the Coalition of Alabama Waterway Associations, and as the Vice President of Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. Also, Tagert currently serves as a member of the Trade and Transportation Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and as the leading Economic Development Manager for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
While leading the Waterway's economic development and promotional efforts, some of Tagert's other accomplishments include the successful designation of the Marine Highway (M-65) Corridor, spearheading various legislative initiatives including Mississippi's Interstate Pest Control Compact, and signing a recent International Agreement with the Panama Canal Authority to promote future trade and transportation via the Gulf of Mexico and Northeast Mississippi.
Tagert is a Republican, and is active in a number of civic organizations in North Mississippi including the Red Cross and the Starkville Area Arts Council.
Tagert is married to the former Mary Love Mortimer of Kilmichael. They are the proud parents of Frances (age 4) and Harlan (age 3). They live in Starkville and are active members of the First United Methodist Church.