Staff

Jon Maynard

President and CEO

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662-234-4651

Jon Maynard currently serves as President and CEO for the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) , a public private partnership whose mission is to be a leader in creating opportunities for responsible economic investment and to thereby raise the per capita income for all citizens of Lafayette County. He also serves as President and CEO of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce.

His professional background and experience in community development have prepared him well to establish and maintain positive community efforts which improve Oxford-Lafayette County’s quality of life and yield economic benefits. Mr. Maynard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Northwestern State University in Business Administration, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.  Mr. Maynard has worked in community and economic development for well over twenty years both as a volunteer and as a paid professional. He has worked in local, regional and super-regional (ten Parishes in North Louisiana), and has worked closely with local and state officials to improve the communities in which he has lived and worked.

Mr. Maynard currently holds membership in the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC), the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Mr. Maynard is married to Cherie, and the father to two wonderful children, Connor and Holly.

Allen Kurr

Vice President

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662-234-4651

Allen Kurr’s professional background and experience in public policy, small business, and economic development have prepared him well to establish and maintain positive community efforts which improve Oxford-Lafayette County’s quality of life and yield economic benefits.  Mr. Kurr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi in Public Policy Leadership and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.  He previously interned with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) in Jackson, MS and also worked for his family’s frozen foods company, No Time 2 Cook, in Oxford since its founding in 2006.

Mr. Kurr currently serves as the Mississippi Alternate Director for the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) and serves in the same capacity with the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC).  Mr. Kurr is also a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).