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.

JIM RASBERRY
BILLY BROWNING
Rasberry Financial Services
Retired
Represents the EDA Support Group
Represents the EDA Support Group
jim@rasberryfinancial.com
billy5619@outlook.com
LINDA GAVIN
VERN GEDDIE
South Central Regional Medical Center
Retired
Represents the EDA Support Group
Represents the EDA Support Group
lgavin@scrmc.com
vgeddie@gmail.com
SUSAN B. VINCENT
WALTER “BUZZ” JACK
Retired
Alderman
Represents the Laurel Airport Authority
Represents the Town of Sandersville
susanbvincent@comcast.net
FAYE JACKSON
TRENT MULLOY
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 5
Laurel Machine & Foundry
fjackson@bellsouth.net
Represents the EDA Support Group
tamulloy@lmfco.com
DONNIE SCOGGIN
WAYNE WALDREP
Ellisville Medical Clinic – SCRMC
Represents the Town of Soso
Represents the City of Ellisville
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
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
sawmillanimalhospital@comcast.net
jim@hojopro.com
WHITNEY PICKERING
GARY STAPLES
Represents the City of Laurel
State of Mississippi
wwpickering@gmail.com
Represents Jones County Farm Bureau
gstaples@bellsouth.net
JIM WALLEY
EDDIE ENDOM
Jones County Junior College
Endom Trailer
Represents the City of Ellisville
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 4
jim.walley@jcjc.edu
eendom48@comcast.net
MITCH STENNETT
TIM WALDRUP
Retired
Retired
Represents the Board of Supervisors – Beat 3
Represents the Hattiesburg/ Laurel Regional Airport
mitchstennett@gmail.com
 

twald@bellsouth.net
CHRIS WILSON
MICHAEL BURROUGHS
First Choice Realty
Burroughs Companies
Represents the City of Laurel
Represents the City of Laurel
cw@chriswilsonrealtor.com
mburroughs@burroughscompanies.com
DAVID DILL
LEW YODER
Holt & Associates
Gilchrist, Sumrall, Yoder, Yoder & Leggett, PLLC
Board Accountant
Board Attorney
david@holtaccounting.com
lewyoder@laurellaw.com