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MMA-MEP Executive Director


Executive Director - MMA-MEP

Sandy Crist serves as the Executive Director for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) in Jackson, MS.  She is responsible for the overall operations of the MEP Cooperative Agreement for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is tasked with developing, communicating, and implementing strategies to assist manufacturers grow and prosper in an ever-changing economic landscape.  

Prior to joining MMA, Sandy was employed with the Mississippi Community College Board serving as the State Director for Adult Education and Assistant Executive Director for Workforce, Career-Technical and Adult Education until joining MMA in 2022.  Sandy earned her Bachelor of Education and Master of Administration from Mississippi College.