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.

 

* Indicates Executive Board

JIM RASBERRY *
BILLY BROWNING *
Rasberry Financial Services
Retired – Mississippi Power Company
Represents the EDA Support Group
Represents the EDA Support Group
Term expires 7/2016
Term expires 7/2017
jim@rasberryfinancial.com
billy5619@outlook.com
 

 

LINDA GAVIN *
VERN GEDDIE *
South Central Regional Medical Center
Western Auto – Ellisville
Represents the EDA Support Group
Represents the EDA Support Group
Term expires 7/2017
Term expires 7/2017
lgavin@scrmc.com
vgeddie@gmail.com
 

 

WILLIAM (BILL) HORNE
WALTER “BUZZ” JACK
Wm. F. Horne & Co., PLLC
Alderman
Represents the Laurel Airport Authority
Represents the Town of Sandersville
Term expires 7/2017
Term expires 7/2017
wfhjr@wfhorne-co.com
 

 

 
FAYE JACKSON
TRENT MULLOY
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 5
Laurel Machine & Foundry
Term expires 7/2017
Represents the EDA Support Group
fjackson@bellsouth.net
Term expires 7/2017
tamulloy@lmfco.com
 

 

DONNIE SCOGGIN
WAYNE WALDREP
Ellisville Medical Clinic – SCRMC
Represents the Town of Soso
Represents the City of Ellisville
Term expires 7/2017
Term expires 7/2017
wrwaldrep@hotmail.com
dscoggin1@gmail.com
 

 

GEORGE BASSI
GLENN CAVES *
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Sanderson Farms
Represents the EDA Support Group
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 2
Term expires 7/2018
Term expires 7/2018
gbassi@lrma.org
gcaves@sandersonfarms.com
 

 

DOUGLAS JEFCOAT *
JIM JOHNSON
Sawmill Animal Hospital
Howard Johnson Properties
Represents the EDA Support Group
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 1
Term expires 7/2018
Term expires 7/2018
sawmillanimalhospital@comcast.net
jim@hojopro.com
 

 

WHITNEY PICKERING
WENDELL TURNER
Represents the City of Laurel
Retired
Term expires 7/2018
Represents Jones County Farm Bureau
wwpickering@gmail.com
Term expires 7/2018
 

 

JIM WALLEY
EDDIE ENDOM
Jones County Junior College
Endom Trailer
Represents the City of Ellisville
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 4
Term expires 7/2018
Term expires 7/2019
jim.walley@jcjc.edu
eendom48@comcast.net
 

 

MITCH STENNETT
HON. TIM WALDRUP
Retired
City of Ellisville
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 3
Represents the Hattiesburg/ Laurel Regional Airport
Term expires 7/2019
Term expires 7/2019
mitchstennett@gmail.com
timwaldrup@bbimail.net
 

 

CHRIS WILSON *
MICHAEL BURROUGHS
First Choice Realty
Burroughs Companies
Represents the City of Laurel
Represents the City of Laurel
Term expires 7/2019
(Filling unexpired term)
cw@chriswilsonrealtor.com
mburroughs@burroughscompanies.com
 

 

DAVID DILL
WAYNE THOMPSON
Holt & Associates
Williamson & Thompson, PLLC
Board Accountant
Board Attorney
david@holtaccounting.com
waynet@dalw.com