Serving as the Chairman of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Board of Directors for the 2016-17 term, Randolph Cheek is Vice President of JC Cheek Contractors. A lifelong resident of Kosciusko, Randolph holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. He is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Kosciusko.
Ivey Mechanical Company
Tim Cook has worked with Ivey Mechanical Company for thirty-two years and currently serves as President of the Mississippi Business Unit. In addition to the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Board of Directors, Tim sits on the boards of Baptist Medical Center Attala (chairman) and Central Electric Power Association. Tim serves as a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Kosciusko.
Katie Wallace is an attorney practicing at the Brunini Law Firm in Jackson, MS. Katie provides counseling to clients regarding utilization of the Internet and social media for advertising and marketing. Katie also regularly provides representation to clients in litigated and non-litigated commercial disputes concerning issues related to contracts, communications, antitrust, advertising and consumer protection laws and intellectual property matters. Katie received her undergraduate degree in journalism and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.
Prior to moving to Kosciusko, Katie was on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Mississippi, Inc., and was a member of the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi, where she co-chaired the Junior League of Jackson/Blair E. Batson Preemie Reunion. Here in Kosciusko, she is a board member of the Kosciusko Foundation for Excellence in Education (KFEE) and is a choir member at First Baptist Church of Kosciusko. Katie is married to Dr. Gray Wallace, and they have a five year old daughter, Liza, who is a kindergartner at Kosciusko Lower Elementary.
Mayor, City of Kosciusko
Jimmy Cockroft has served as mayor of the City of Kosciusko since 1997 after having previously been elected as an alderman in 1993. Mayor Cockroft served as president of the Mississippi Municipal League for its 2015-16 term. A member of First Baptist Church in Kosciusko, Mayor Cockroft serves as both a deacon and a member of the television ministry. He is a former member of the Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, past Chairman of the Kosciusko Athletic Booster Club, and past president of the Kosciusko Lions Club, where he currently serves as treasurer.
Attala County Board of Supervisors
Tim Pinkard serves as the elected supervisor for District 5 of Attala County. A resident of Ethel, Mississippi, Tim oversaw the Board of Supervisors as president in 2016.
Justin Develin serves as the Community Bank President for Renasant Bank, a role he’s held since 2003, at that time for the branch’s predecessor, Merchants & Farmers Bank. Having served on the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Board of Directors since 2013, Justin is the immediate past chairman. He and his wife Gina have two children, Ellie and Rhodes, and are active members of First Baptist Church of Kosciusko. Justin is a current member and past president of the Kosciusko Lions Club, and a graduate of Mississippi State University.
Robby Robertson serves as an Agency Administrator for Renasant Insurance, Inc. He has worked in one capacity or another for the office since 1980, when it was then Merchants & Farmers Insurance Group. A native of Sallis, Mississippi in Attala County, Robby has served on the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Board of Directors since 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
Holmes Community College
Nancy was raised in the Mississippi Delta, where much of her family still resides.
After spending thirteen years in public education in the classroom, Nancy began her tenure at Holmes Community College as the Coordinator of Adult Education and GED Testing. In 2008 her duties expanded when named Director of the Attala Educational Center in Kosciusko. She served as the project manager for the new Attala Center and now serves as the director as well. Nancy has served on numerous boards, such as the Kosciusko Rotary Club, Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club of Kosciusko, Ability Works, Kosciusko Attala Partnership, and the Mississippi Association of Community and College Education (MAACE).
She attended Washington School and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Nancy earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University.
Attala County Chancery Clerk
Gerry Taylor was elected Attala County Chancery Clerk in 1992. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.
Landcrafters, Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center
Kenneth Georgia is a native of Kilmnichael, Mississippi in neighboring Montgomery County.
Currently an instructor of agriculture at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center, Kenneth has taught full-time for eleven years. While residing in Kosciusko, Kenneth has collaborated with government and local offices to both give students a well-rounded perspective of agriculture and to also improve the community. Kenneth volunteers as the manager for the Attala County Farmers Market. In addition to KAP, he sits on various boards and committees, including: MSU Extension Advisory Board; Attala County 4-H Board; North Central Planning & Development District Advisory Council; MS Association of Vocational Agricultural Teachers Advisory Board; and Agricultural Education Leadership and Communication Advisory Committee for MSU.
An alumnus of Montgomery County High School, Kenneth holds a both a B.S. in Agriculture Information Science and an M.S. in Extension Education from Mississippi State University. He also utilizes his agricultural expertise as a small business owner, managing Land Crafters Landscaping.
American Cancer Society
Allison Tyler serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. In this position, she supervises vice presidents in fostering an integrated team approach to reach Mid-South Division strategic mission and income objectives and outcomes. Provide division-wide executive and operational leadership, including recommending staffing capacity, planning emergency closures and office restructures, renewing lease agreements, and relocating existing offices.
She is very active in both her community and church. She serves as a 4-year-old Sunday school teacher and leads the Furnishing Committee for her church. Allison serves on the board of Kosciusko Foundation for Education Excellence (KFEE), is a member of the Kosciusko Public School PTA, and a Relay for Life team captain. She is also a former member of Redbud Springs Garden Club and the Junior Auxiliary of Kosciusko. Allison is a 1998 graduate of Mississippi State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Allison resides in Kosciusko. She and her husband Bradley stay busy and enjoy spending time with their children, 9-year-old daughter Kayden and 7-year-old son Hayes.
Kosciusko Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Stephen Rea has owned and operated Kosciusko Veterinary Hospital for the past ten years. He is a past president of the Kosciusko Lions Club and an active member at First Baptist Church in Kosciusko. Dr. Rea earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and is a graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.