Monday, December 21, 2015

Pamela Weaver moves from SOS to MDA

The Mississippi Development Authority issued the following press release:

Mississippi Development Authority Names Chief Marketing Officer

Jackson, Miss. (December 21, 2015) – Pamela Weaver has been tapped by Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., to serve as chief marketing officer for the state’s lead economic development agency.

Pamela Weaver
“Pamela is a dynamic leader, and she will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said McCullough. “Successful economic development occurs through the building of relationships both at home and worldwide. Pamela’s many successful years of experience at the Secretary of State’s office has shown us that she will continue to forge new connections to help attract new investments and career opportunities to Mississippi, which accelerate the growth of our economy.”

As chief marketing officer, Pamela will lead the MDA Marketing and Communications team’s efforts to promote investment and job creation throughout the state by providing public relations, marketing, event planning, graphic design, website management and advertising to each of MDA’s divisions.

For the last eight years, Pamela has served as the communications director for the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.

“I am excited to accept this new opportunity to further promote our great state, both nationally and internationally,” said Weaver.. “Glenn McCullough has already proven to be a positive influence in Mississippi through his commitment to create new jobs by recruiting new companies and helping our existing businesses expand. I look forward to working with him and the MDA team.”

An Ocean Springs native, Pamela Weaver graduated the University of Southern Mississippi with degrees in both mass communication and political science. Pamela is a former anchor and news reporter at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, recognized by the Associated Press for Best Newscast and Best Spot News Story.

In 2009, Pamela was featured as someone to “Keep an Eye On” by the Mississippi Business Journal. In 2013, she was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Mississippi.

Pamela serves on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and is a member of the Mississippi Press Association.

She and her husband William currently reside in Brandon, Miss., with their son W. Payne Weaver, III. They attend St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Flowood.

Pamela will begin her new role with MDA Jan. 1, 2016.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Great. Maybe the SOS will stop spamming my business email. Every time you file online, they sign you up for their pro-Dilbert propaganda. "Horseman fights for the little guy" emails galore.

SOS ever heard of opt in?

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that McCullough is being told what to do by Mc. Deputy Director & Mc Deputy is running all the good people off. I hear the work environment there is bad. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

light weight for that job but most who at MDA are light weights by national standards.

Anonymous said...

Lofty title, equivalent CV of a line manager in the corporate world.

Anonymous said...

Didn't McDeputy run off a bunch of people at MSU too?

Anonymous said...

9:09 I think you're right. He's telling people he's cleaning up things. I call bullshit. He's running off good people. Listen up Glen or Gubner---he's NOT good for Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

So the GOP pushed out the owner of Hal & Mal for this lightweight PR mouthpiece?

Jackistan Can! said...

And...your point, KF?? How is this news?

Anonymous said...

If Pamela is replacing Malcolm, someone just made a HUGE mistake. She did nothing at SOS but whatever Dilbert told her to do. But she is very pretty.

Kingfish said...

If I'm not mistaken, she is replacing Marlo

Anonymous said...

@11:54 PM, C-L ran the story. Are you dogging them also?

Anonymous said...

6:39, she is not replacing Malcolm, but it was time for Malcolm to go. She will do a decent job in Marlo's place - but not a big lift for anybody. My concern is - who will Dilbert have to tell him he is right all the time? Only one left is Dougie, and that's probably not enough for his ego.

But then again, Dilbert doesn't need anybody telling him he is always right - he's smart enough to know that on his on.

Anonymous said...

"Mc" has a great track record and is a great guy. Glenn and he are providing more leadership than that agency has seen in a long while.

Anonymous said...

Hottest chic in gov

Anonymous said...

Hottest chic in gov

What a ringing non-endorsement to have at the MS MDA.

Anonymous said...

@6:59 -- Dilbert, is that you ?

Anonymous said...

@12:11 - Dougie does all Dilbert's dirty work so Dilbert can keep his hands clean. He's also a very strange duck. His nose is very brown, also.

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya


Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel

Who is the hottest reporter?


Who is the Hottest Reporter in Jackson?

Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS