Board of Directors

The JCEDF Board of Directors are a group of local professionals, leaders and officials dedicated to providing opportunities for businesses in Jackson county. Board members partner with the staff to find ways to grow and improve the county’s economy and ensure exceptional quality of life for everyone who live and works in Jackson county Mississippi.


Royce Cumbest, Chairman
Corporate Sector at Large


Jerry St. Pé, Vice-Chairman
Corporate Sector at Large


Greg Cronin, Treasurer
Corporate Sector at Large


Cynthia Baber-Strunk
Corporate Sector at Large

Brian Hughey

Brian Hughey
Corporate Sector at Large

Kari Wilkinson Kari Wilkinson
Corporate Sector at Large
Cavote.Chris-web Chris Cavote
Corporate Sector at Large
IMG 7226 Hank Torjusen 
Corporate Sector at Large
harris Troy Ross 
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
CumbestBarry Barry Cumbest 
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
easley Wallace Easley
Jackson County Port Authority 
williams Greg Williams
Jackson County Port Authority
vaughan Mayor Casey Vaughan
City of Gautier 
Mayor Billy E. Knight Sr. of Moss Point Mayor Billy Knight
City of Moss Point
Mayor Kenny Holloway Mayor Kenny Holloway
City of Ocean Springs
Mayor Jay Willis of Pascagoula Mayor Jay Willis   
City of Pascagoula 

Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the


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