Kilgore Financial Growth Company (KEDC) is happy to announce that Eric Wiggins has joined KEDC as Enterprise Growth and Advertising Director.
“Eric is becoming a member of KEDC after a nationwide search,” stated Govt Director Lisa Denton. “I’m delighted he has chosen to convey his abilities in advertising and marketing and financial growth to Kilgore.”
A graduate of The College of Southern Mississippi’s Grasp of Science in Financial Growth program, Wiggins most lately served greater than two years as Venture Supervisor for the Washington County Financial Alliance in Greenville, Mississippi.
Whereas in Washington County, he labored on initiatives that created an estimated 300 jobs and introduced greater than $200 million in capital funding to the county. Most notably, an aerospace firm specializing in upkeep, restore and overhaul of navy plane has chosen to name Greenville Mid-Delta Airport “dwelling.”
“I’m very excited to hitch KEDC,” stated Wiggins. “Kilgore has a tremendous story to inform, and I can’t wait to assist inform it. Lisa and the KEDC crew work so exhausting for Kilgore, and I’m wanting ahead to working with such a robust and devoted crew. I do know I’ve some massive footwear to fill, however with help from Lisa, Jana and Stephanie, I’m positive it gained’t take lengthy to get settled.”
He’ll start his place July 11. His function will likely be to direct advertising and marketing actions creating new business leads for Kilgore in addition to to help Denton with major employer recruitment. Wiggins brings graphic design, video manufacturing and drone pilot expertise to KEDC.
Wiggins is a business scorching air balloon pilot, and he introduced that zeal for aviation to Greenville Mid-Delta Airport to arrange Greenville Aviation Days, a small balloon pageant and airshow that takes place in July. When he isn’t within the workplace or within the air, Wiggins might be discovered at vinyl document retailers and craft breweries having fun with the less complicated issues in life.
He joins KEDC after the retirement of Jana Russell.
“It has been my privilege to contribute to the success of this group over the previous 13 years,” Russell stated. “I’m excited Eric has chosen to just accept this place, and I believe he will likely be an amazing asset to the group and to town of Kilgore.”