Jeremy Nails, President/CEO

jeremy2As President/CEO Jeremy is responsible for overseeing the operations of the MCEDA such as financial matters, proposals, preparation of promotional material, etc. as well as working with prospective industries who may be looking at the Morgan County area for plant location. Jeremy received a B.A. in Communications from the University of Alabama and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. He was promoted to President/CEO from Vice President in July 2005.


Cindy Vinson, Research Administrator

Cindy VinsonCindy is responsible for updating area demographic and statistical information and preparing information proposals for prospective companies looking to locate in Morgan County. She also updates available building and site information; existing industry and prospect databases; and new and expanding industry statistics. Cindy is a native of Lawrence County and received a B.S. in Business from Judson College in 1986.



Carolyn Poovey, Financial Affairs

Carolyn PooveyCarolyn is responsible for handling all financial and budget matters for MCEDA and the Decatur-Morgan County Port Authority. She also handles correspondence concerning Port Authority business, as well as the Cooperative District. Carolyn is a native of Decatur.




Penny Townson, Project Manager

Penny is responsible for providing business recruitment, existing industry support, and project management activities to support commercial, office, industrial, and port development in Morgan County, Alabama. She also oversees the management of construction, development, redevelopment and maintenance of business parks, facilities and infrastructure as well as the retention and attraction assistance to domestic and international businesses. Penny is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and received her B.A. degree in History and Master of Public Administration from Auburn University.



Andrea Owensby, Marketing, Communications, and Membership Coordinator

Andrea headshot 2 Andrea is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all MCEDA's  marketing strategies, marketing communications, public relations activites, and mebership initiatives, both externally and internally. She will also oversee the development and implementation of support materials in the area of marketing, communication,s and membership development. Andrea is a native of Anniston, Alabama and recieved her B.S. degree in Education at Jacksonville State University.