Bill Yates Honored by Mississippi Technology Alliance

Bill Yates was honored with the prestigious Legends Award at the Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala on November 13th at the Jackson Convention Center. The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) and C Spire Wireless hosted the event.

The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame was established in 2008 as a tribute to the many innovative and creative entrepreneurs who call Mississippi home.

“The Innovator’s Hall of Fame Awards Gala is a unique and rewarding opportunity to recognize outstanding innovation companies for their success and to highlight Mississippi’s innovation economy,” said Tony Jeff, President and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance.

This year, Bill Yates, President of The Yates Companies Inc., was the fourth recipient of the Legends Award and he joined previous inductees Jim Barksdale, Dr. Robert C. Khayat, and Ambassador John N. Palmer.

The Mississippi Technology Alliance is a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology‐based economic development for the State of Mississippi. Visit to learn more.