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Marlo Dorsey joining MDA as chief marketing officer

Marlo Dorsey

Marlo Dorsey will be joining the Mississippi Development Authority as its chief marketing officer effective Dec. 3.

Dorsey comes to MDA from Jones County Junior College (JCJC), where she has served as the college’s vice president of marketing for seven years. In this position, she has managed a team responsible for the college’s publications, websites, and public relations efforts. JCJC has received numerous statewide awards for its work in marketing and public relations while the team was under her direction.

Prior to joining JCJC, Dorsey worked for 10 years as the chief executive officer of Cybergate Internet Services, Inc. A start-up Internet company founded in 1996, Cybergate offered Internet access, website, and data services to the Pine Belt region until it was sold in 2008.

Dorsey was the first chairwoman of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Jones County, a position she held after serving as a board member for six years. During her term as chairwoman, the EDA of Jones County worked with MDA, JCJC, the City of Ellisville, and the University of Southern Mississippi to help bring GE Aviation’s second Mississippi manufacturing facility to the Howard Technology Park in Ellisville.

Dorsey is a broadcast journalism graduate from Louisiana State University, and she holds an MBA in executive management from Canyon College. Dorsey is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi and Leadership Jones County, and she has served on the Leadership Mississippi Advisory Board. She is also a member of the American Marketing Association, the Women in Higher Education Network, and MEDC.

About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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