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Cathy Northington receives MEC promotion; Kilroy added as vice president

Cathy Northington

Cathy Northington

Christy Kilroy

Christy Kilroy

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the promotions of Cathy Northington and Christi Kilroy to new leadership positions.

Northington has been named Vice President, Programs and Administration. Hired a decade ago as a part-time, entry-level employee, Cathy worked her way up from the ground floor at MEC.

Today, Northington is in charge of facilitating Leadership Mississippi, the nation’s second oldest leadership program and overseeing the production of MEC’s three major meetings, each with an attendance of more than 1,500 business leaders from all over the state.

Married with three children, Northington is a member of the Professional Women’s Association, Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club, Junior League of Jackson provisional member and a 2012 recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal Top 40 under 40. A native of Jackson, Northington studied marketing at Mississippi College.

Kilroy is Vice President of Policy, Research and Member Engagement at the Mississippi Economic Council.

Prior to joining MEC, Kilroy served as Executive Director of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, beginning in July 2006. Her past experience includes owning a tax incentive consulting business in San Francisco and working for the City of New York as a Public Relations Specialist.

A native of Dover, OH, she graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in Economics. She currently lives in Vicksburg with her husband, Jay, daughter, Lauren and son, Thomas.


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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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