Justin Hall, Executive Director
Justin has served with MCIDA for four years and has a total of six years’ experience in economic and industrial development. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. Justin is a graduate of the New South Economic Development Course at the University of Southern Mississippi, a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, and has completed the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Rural Leadership Institute.
Rhonda Ash, Executive Assistant
Rhonda has over 15 years of economic development experience with MCIDA. Rhonda is often the first point of contact with the MCIDA office and oversees office. Rhonda holds an Associate of Computer Science degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS. Rhonda has also completed further studies in management and marketing applications with Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Shirley Walker, Project Manager
Shirley served with MCIDA as a Research Intern for one year before becoming a Project Manager in June 2016. On April 24, 2016, Shirley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rust College in Holly Springs, MS, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Management. Shirley completed the New South Economic Development Course at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016 and completed Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Rural Leadership Institute in February 2017. She will begin coursework at the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute in April 2017. Furthermore, Shirley is currently attending graduate school at Christian Brothers University to obtain her Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a concentration in Forensic Accounting.