Roy Anderson, III
Leader & Ally
Roy Anderson III has exemplified leadership in his profession as he has helped shape the Southeastern construction industry for over 41 years. Roy is known for his business ethics, philanthropic contributions, and desire for excellence and innovation in the construction industry. He is a valued business leader and ally to many people who know him and have been associated with him. Today, Roy is the Chairman and CEO of AnderCorp, the construction company he started with his son, Roy Anderson IV.
Roy is the former President/CEO of Roy Anderson Corp (RAC), and Chairman of Anderson Companies, a holding company consisting of three construction companies: Roy Anderson Corp (RAC) of Gulfport, MS and Pensacola Florida, Harrell Contracting Group of Jackson, MS, and Brice Building Company of Birmingham, AL, and New Orleans, LA.
Roy began his career in 1982 with Roy Anderson Corp, helping build his late father’s company into an industry leader in Mississippi and throughout the Southeastern U.S. During Roy’s 35-year tenure with RAC, he provided executive oversight for over $7 billion in major construction projects consisting of hospitality, gaming, retail, healthcare, prisons, office and mixed-use, sports facilities, student dormitories, disaster recovery, and federal. He played an integral role in the growth of RAC and the gaming industry in Mississippi and in other regions in the U.S. in constructing over 3,000,000 square feet of gaming and hospitality facilities. The Anderson Companies were acquired by the Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE/TPC) in 2011 and Roy remained as the CEO until he resigned in December 2017.
Accolades & Accomplishments
Roy is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was elected Vice President of his law class. He is past president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and is a past National AGC Board member. Roy’s professional honors include: graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast, “Top 40 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal, recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award given by the Boy Scouts Pine Burr Council, recipient of the “Top 10 Outstanding Community Leaders,” and Industry Person of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Mississippi. He is a former equity holder and board member of the American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG) in Dallas, TX, Vice President and Charter Trustee of the AGC Self-Insured Workers Compensations Fund and former member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He has been a speaker at several national gaming, hospitality and construction industry symposiums, the Partnering Symposium for the Regional Army Corp of Engineers Convention and Associated General Contractors (AGC) conferences.
Leadership & Service
Roy is currently serving on the executive committee of the Gulf Coast Business Council, and the board of directors of the Memorial Hospital Gulfport Foundation. He was past Chairman of the Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation, a past board member of Mississippi Aquarium Foundation, past board member of Merchants Bank and Trust Company, past advisory board member of Whitney National Bank of Mississippi, past Mississippi Gulf Coast board member of the American Heart Association and past board member of Mississippi Power Company, a division of the Southern Company. He served two terms as President of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Resort Classic (PGA Champions Tournament), was two term President of Westminster Academy and has been active in many local and statewide charities including the American Heart Association where he was the Gulf Coast Heart Walk Chair (2016), and selected as the 2018 Honoree for the American Heart Association.