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Staff Members

Pablo Diaz
Executive Director
In August of 2009, Pablo Diaz was named Executive Director of the Grenada County Economic Development District. Pablo holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Yucatan, a Masters degree in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi, he is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute by the University of Oklahoma, and he is a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council.Pablo has extensive experience working for local and regional economic development organizations. Pablo was formerly employed as Business Retention and Expansion Manager in Martin County, Florida, where he created and implemented a retention and expansion program named among the top 10 programs in the U.S. and Canada in 2006. Before moving to Florida, Pablo worked for the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation in Meridian, Mississippi. Pablo and his wife Amber have one child and reside in Grenada, Mississippi.
Janie Mortimer
Project Manager
In January 2013, Janie Mortimer was brought on board as the Project Manager for the Grenada County Economic Development District, bringing more than 25 years of experience in comprehensive economic development to the organization. Janie is a graduate of Mississippi State University, the Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Georgia, and the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas. She also has attended the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Janie has experience as a newspaper journalist and editor, served as public relations specialist for the Jackson Public Schools, was executive director of the Greenville (MS) Area Chamber of Commerce, served as international economic development specialist for the Industrial Foundation of Washington County (MS), and most recently completed 17 years as executive director of the Tate County (MS) Economic Development Foundation.

Board Members

Frank Bradford
Board Member
Ida Givens
Board Member
Keith Mitchell
Josh Mattox
Board Member
Wayne Smith
Board Member
Jay Gore
Counsel to County and EDD