On the eve of moving into their new downtown corner building, the Corinth and Alcorn County economic development organization is adding a new staff member.
The Alliance President Clayton Stanley recently announced the hiring of Tupelo native GT McCullough as economic development project manager.
McCullough will work along side Stanley to market local projects by developing existing lands and buildings owned by the city and county. He will also serve as the Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful director.
“Having two people focused on economic development is going to be great for The Alliance and the community,” said Stanley. “This will allow one of us to always be in the office meeting with visitors, while the other person works from the road forwarding prospects to this area.”
Since graduating Mississippi State University in 2012, McCullough has been heavily involved in the baseball coaching staff at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., most recently serving as recruiting coordinator for the baseball program.
Although The Alliance position will be his first job in the economic development field, McCullough is no stranger to the industry. He is the son of Glenn McCullough, the former Tupelo mayor and current executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity and about coming to work for Corinth and Alcorn County,” said McCullough. “Getting into economic development is something else that I’m really excited about.”
McCullough said his time on the coaching staff at NSU will benefit his role at The Alliance.
“Baseball is a lot like economic development,” he added. “It’s all about hard work, teamwork, being able to understand people and, most importantly recruitment.”
McCullough, his wife Sally Beth, and their two-year-old daughter Sally Grace, will permanently move to Corinth later this month.