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MMA names Director and Deputy Director of Finance and Administration

Morgan Stokes

Stacey Smith

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has named Morgan Stokes as Director of Finance and Administration and Stacey Smith has been named Deputy Director of Finance and Administration.

Stokes will replace Debra Stumpf, the association’s longest-tenured employee of 47 years, who will retire at the end of this year. In addition, Stacey Smith has been named Deputy Director of Finance and Administration.

As Director of Finance and Administration, Stokes’s responsibilities will be to direct the association’s financial operations including developing budget proposals, preparing financial statements and other specified internal management functions. She will also assist in administering the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) grant.

Prior to joining MMA in September 2019, Morgan worked at the Mississippi Hospital Association in Madison, MS as Senior Accountant for 12 years.

Stokes received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in accounting from Jackson State University. She is a Delta girl, originally from Belzoni, and currently resides in Flowood with her husband Trey and son Towns.

Smith will be responsible for office and building operations, on-site convention coordination, human resource functions, maintaining employee records, and payroll related duties. She will also work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration on the financial operation of MMA.

Smith has held various positions within the association since she joined the MMA in 1992.

Smith is a graduate of Holmes Community College and currently lives in Florence. She has three daughters and three grandchildren.

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