Mississippi Manufacturers Association Names Morgan Stokes Director of Finance and Administration; Stacey Smith Named Deputy Director of Finance and Administration

 JACKSON, MS (OCTOBER 21, 2019) — The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has named Morgan Stokes as Director of Finance and Administration. Morgan 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. 

“I am pleased to welcome Morgan to the association. She has many years of accounting and trade association experience, which will be a great asset to MMA,” said John McKay, MMA President and CEO. “Stacey has been with the association since 1992 in various positions and I have no doubt she will excel in this new role.”

As Director of Finance and Administration, Morgan’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.

Morgan 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, MS, and currently resides in Flowood, MS with her husband Trey and son Towns.

As the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, Stacey 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. 

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

Stacey is a graduate of Holmes Community College and currently lives in Florence, MS. She has three daughters and three beautiful grandchildren.