BCA’22 Speakers

Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope is the President and CEO of VisionFirst Advisors. After a successful 30 – year career in economic development, Gray launched VisionFirst in 2015. In four years, the firm’s clients included five Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including data centers, automotive, manufacturing, and distributing . Prior to starting VisionFirst, Gray served in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration as Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of its public/private economic development organization, Enterprise Florida. Gray also served as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority, where his leadership following Hurricane Katrina was critical to Mississippi’s recovery efforts.