Staff

Craig Hitt

Executive Director

  • Former Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors (2000-20011), small business owner (1992-present).
  • Began working at KCEDA on October 1, 2012.

Cindy L. Cumberland

Executive Assistant

  • Graduated, Kemper Academy, May 1979
  • Associate of Arts Degree, East MS Community College, May 1981
  • Bachelor of Science – College of Education, Mississippi State University, May 1983
  • Kemper County Circuit Clerk Office – June-August, 1983
  • Mississippi State Extension Service – Kemper County, Secretary, October 1983 – August 1985
  • John C. Stennis Vocational Complex, Kemper County School District, Marketing Instructor/Business & Computer Technology Instructor, August 1985-May 2008 (Retired)
  • Kemper County Economic Development Authority, Executive Assistant, June 2008 – Present

Duties Include:

  • Maintaining financial records for auditing purposes
  • Payroll
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, presentations and other documents
  • Answering and managing incoming calls
  • Receiving and interacting with incoming visitors
  • Monitoring, screening, responding to and distributing incoming communications