DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


The Economic Development Authority of Jones County (EDA) is a public-private partnership. Established by a special act of Mississippi Legislature in 1983, the leadership of EDA is provided by a twenty-two member volunteer Board of Directors. Thirteen board members are appointed directly by the county, cities, and towns within Jones County, Mississippi. Nine board members are elected by the membership, with nominations received annually. Ten board members serve on the Executive Committee. An Advisory Committee composed of twenty business and civic leaders meets with the Board of Directors monthly to provide counsel and expertise.


George Bassi

Board Chairman
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Represents the EDA Support Group


Trent Mulloy

Board Vice Chairman
Laurel Machine & Foundry
Represents the EDA Support Group



Chris Wilson

Board Secretary-Treasurer
First Choice Realtors
Appointed by City of Laurel


Mr. Billy Browning

Immediate Past Board Chairman
Retired
Represents the EDA Support Group



Michael Burroughs

Burroughs Companies
Appointed by City of Laurel


Glenn Caves

Sanderson Farms
Appointed by Board of Supervisors – Beat 2



Ben Cole

Alfa Insurance Agency
Represents the EDA Support Group


Eddie Endom

Endom Trailer
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors – Beat 4



Linda Gavin

South Central Regional Medical Center
Represents the EDA Support Group


Jason Hoffman

Transafe
Represents the EDA Support Group



Walter “Buzz” Jack

Appointed by Town of Sandersville


Faye Jackson

Appointed by Board of Supervisors – Beat 5



Douglas Jefcoat

Sawmill Animal Hospital
Represents the EDA Support Group


Jim Johnson

Howard Johnson Properties
Appointed by Board of Supervisors – Beat 1



Whitney Pickering

Appointed by City of Laurel


Donnie Scoggin

Ellisville Medical Clinic (SCRMC)
Appointed by the City of Ellisville



Gary Staples

Recommended by Jones County Farm Bureau


Mitch Stennett

Retired
Appointed by Board of Supervisors – Beat 3



Susan Vincent

Retired
Appointed by Laurel Airport Authority


Wayne Waldrep

Appointed by Town of Soso



Tim Waldrup

Retired
Appointed by the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport


Jim Walley

Jones County Junior College
Appointed by City of Ellisville



David Dill

Holt & Associates
Board Accountant


Lew Yoder

Gilchrist Sumrall Yoder Yoder & Leggett, PLLC
Board Attorney