Mayor's Office

Leadership, Values & Excellent Fiscal Stewardship


Mayor
ABOUT DARREN MUSSELWHITE…

CAREER

  • Mayor of Southaven…June 28, 2013-Present
  • Insurance Agent…Musselwhite & Michel Insurance, LLC…November 14, 2017-Present
  • Insurance Agent…Shelter Insurance Companies… May 4, 1992-November 13, 2017
  • Minor League Baseball Player…Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants…June, 1989- April, 1992
EDUCATION
  • Ole Miss…BBA in Managerial Finance…December, 1989
  • Southaven High School Honor Graduate…1985
  • Insurance Professional Designation…Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow…July, 1995
  • Certified Municipal Officer…Mississippi Municipal League…July, 2017
AFFILIATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Named Desoto Times-Tribune “Desoto’s Best Mayor”…2018, 2019
  • Named Southaven Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year”…2017
  • Mid-South Mayors Council Executive Committee
  • Governor’s Council of Mayors…2013-2015
  • Southaven Chamber of Commerce
  • Shelter Insurance Conference of Champions Hall of Fame
  • Desoto Marlins/Rays Youth Baseball Organization Director and Coach…2009-2018
  • Southaven Broncos/ Steelers Youth Football Coach…2008-2018
  • Ole Miss Alumni, M-Club, UMAA Foundation, and Ernie La Barge Bullpen Club
  • Mid-South Flag Football Association Player and Treasurer…1991-2011
  • “Pass-It-On” Flag Football Passing Champion…Dallas, Texas…1993
  • Drafted in 1989 MLB Draft
  • Ole Miss Baseball Player…1986-1989…Named Most Valuable Pitcher in 1988…Named Freshman of the Year in 1987…Named SEC Pitcher of the Week on May 2, 1988
  • Named Mississippi's Connie Mack Baseball Player of the Year…1985
  • Southaven High School Football, Baseball, and Basketball Player…1982-1985

PERSONAL


  • Son of James and Diane Musselwhite
  • Married to Laurie Honeycutt Musselwhite for 23 years
  • Children…Reid (20), Ryan (17), Drew (15)
  • Christian Faith... Attends Life Fellowship Church in Southaven