Lunch and Learn
Time & Location
About the Event
Lunch and Learn on March 18 will be at noon at The Piggott Diner. Our Guest Speaker will be Ms. Bevin Hunter, Director of Economic Development with The Lawrence Group. Ms. Hunter will be speaking to us on the various projects that have been done in Wilson, AR to revitalize their town and give advice on what we can do for Piggott. The following article is an introduction to Ms. Hunter. Let's all attend this Lunch and Learn and make Ms. Hunter feel welcome.
Ms. Bevin Hunter, Director of Economic Development, The Lawrence Group
Ms. Bevin Hunter was named Director of Economic Development for the Lawrence Group in March of 2017. Ms. Hunter leads real estate and commercial development along with city infrastructure needs and works with the Town of Wilson on various projects. In addition to those duties she also serves as Director of the Wilson Music Series and community engagement.
Ms. Hunter has extensive experience in community and economic development and developing strategic connections between the public and private sectors. Previously, she worked for the Delta Regional Authority, an independent federal agency that spans 252 counties across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Ms. Hunter was named Senior Adviser by then Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill in 2010, and served in that role until also being named Chief Administrative Officer in 2015.
Ms. Hunter served in numerous roles with DRA during her fourteen-year career with the Authority. As Director of the Washington, DC office, she worked closely with federal agencies and congressional staffers from the region and directed flagship programs like the Delta Leadership Institute, Delta Doctors (J-1 Visa Waiver Program), Innovative Readiness Training Missions with the Department of Defense, served as a member of the FEMA Economic RSF Working Group of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, and managed other large scale events with stakeholders and federal agencies including the White House Rural Council.
A native of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, Ms. Hunter currently resides in Wilson, Arkansas and is involved in youth education and other service organizations. She currently serves on the South Mississippi Chamber of Commerce Board.