About Us

Everyone on our staff, from receptionist to CEO, loves to promote business and economic development in Meridian and Lauderdale County. Please contact any of us. If we can help, we will. If not, we'll put in you touch with someone who can.

Board of Directors

EMBDC Board of Directors


Front Row, L-R

Ann Alexander – A&B Electric, Eddie Kelly – MS Power Co., Bill Hannah – EMBDC, Abdul Lala – Lala Enterprises, Archie McDonnell, Jr. – Citizens National Bank, Dusty Culpepper – Anderson Regional Medical Center, Jeff McCoy – Great Southern Bank, Larkin Kennedy – Rush Health Systems, Cheryl Thomas – Lauderdale County School District


Back Row, L-R

Tim Hogan – Mitchell Signs, James R. White – Brigadier General (Retired), Cole Cardwell – Structural Steel Services, Josh Waters – Waters International, Bob Luke – LPK Architects, Scott Hudson – Wells Fargo Advisors, Jonathan Bell – Vital Care, John Breaux – Patton Boggs, LLC




Front Row, L-R

Debby Delshad – Director/Membership Development ddelshad@embdc.org, Apryl Leggett – Administrative Assistant aleggett@embdc.org


Back Row, L-R

Casey Holladay – Events Coordinator cholladay@embdc.org, Bill Hannah – President and CEO bhannah@embdc.org, Debbie Mathis – Chief Operating Officer dmathis@embdc.org