Our Staff

Mark Whitley

Executive Director, EDFP


Mark Whitley, Executive Director of the Jackson County Development Authority has a degree in accounting and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and the Community Development Institute. He is a certified Economic Development Financial Professional and has over 20 years in federal, State and local economic and community development.

Meghan McClung

Administrative Assistant


Board of Directors

Tim Bailey

Board Secretary

Rick Anderson

Vice President

William Kuryla PhD

Past President

Kokopelli Chemists, Inc


Norma Jean Cope

Board Member

Cope’s Supermarket

President & CEO

Eric Holmes

Board Member

Harris & Homes

Mark Fowler

Board Member

Fowler Consulting Software Development

Wireless Broadband


Chip Wimbauer

Board Member


Blaine Hess

Board Member

Jackson County Schools


Tom Lookabaugh

Board Member

Rayna O'Dell

Board Member

Assistant Vice President

Banking Center Manager

Wesbanco, Ravenswood

Mayor Carolyn Rader

Board Member

City of Ripley

Carry "Bo" Ranson

Board Member

Land & Resource Management, Inc. / President

Ranson Hollows / Owner

An outdoor recreational and leisure destination in Southern Jackson County.

Todd Ritchie

Board President

Alcan Rolled Products - Ravenswood

Vice President Operations - Plant Manager

Jeff Wiblen

Board Member

Karen Facemeyer

Board Member

Mayor Josh Miller

Board Member

Commissioner Mike Randolph

Board Member