DJP & Downtown


​DJP Board & Staff

Officers

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Ben Aldridge, Treasurer

Trustmark National Bank

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Mende Alford

Old Capitol Inn

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Ronnie Crudup, Chair

New Horizon Church International

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Larry Daniels, At-Large

HRI Properties

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Steve Davis, Past Chair

Canizaro Cawthon Davis

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Robby Gathings, At Large

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

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Jim Ingram, Vice Chair

Hertz Group

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Andrew Mattiace, At-Large

The Mattiace Company

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Hilda Stauss Owen, Secretary

Communication Arts Company

Members

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Patricia Bennett

Mississippi College School of Law

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Betsy Bradley, At-Large

Mississippi Museum of Art

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Cynthia Buchanan

Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

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Kane Ditto

StateStreet Group

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Joseph Moss

BancorpSouth

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Hibbett Neel

Neel-Schaffer Inc.

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Dorian Turner

Dorian E. Turner, PLLC

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Louis Wright

Entergy Mississippi

Chairman Emeritus

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Leland Speed

EastGroup Properties, Inc.

Downtown Jackson Partners Advisory Council

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Sam Begley

Begley Law Firm

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Matt Bolian

C Spire

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Veronica Cohen

Jackson State University

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Travis Crabtree

City of Jackson Planning Department

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Sunny Desai

Desai Hotel Group

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Ted Duckworth

Duckworth Realty

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Mary Ealey

Jackson Redevelopment Authority

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Scott Harmon

OmniBank

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Laura Jackson

Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration

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Ben James

Pruet Companies

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David Lewis

Greater Jackson Arts Council

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Virgi Lindsay

City of Jackson Ward 7

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Po Lutken

Wise Carter

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Matthew McLaughlin

McLaughlin, PC

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Bee McNamara

Weinstein Nelson Developers

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David Pharr

Law Office of David Pharr PLLC

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Michael Rejebian

Jackson Downtown Neighborhood Association/Underground 119

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Spencer Ritchie

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

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Al Rojas

Jackson Convention Complex

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Joseph Simpson

Simpson Group/Westin Hotel

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Taylor Sledge

Sledge & Company

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Blake Wallace

Hinds County Economic Development District

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Clarence Webster

Bradley

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Malcolm White

Hal & Mal’s Restaurant/Mississippi Arts Commission

Downtown Jackson Partners Board Counsel

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Robert Gibbs

Gibbs Whitwell, PLLC


Staff

As knowledgeable and motivated downtown development professionals, we pledge to do whatever it takes to inspire, assist and promote real estate development in Downtown Jackson, Mississippi.

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John Gomez, Interim President, provides guidance to the Board of Directors and leadership to the staff while promoting Downtown real estate development opportunities to the general public and investment community
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Bobby Viverette, Operations Manager, oversees the Downtown Ambassadors who make downtown more attractive and provide a safety presence throughout the day.
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Strategic Partnerships

Downtown Jackson Partners contracts with two organizations that are critical to the area’s safety and maintenace program.

Block by Block provides a team of landscaping, maintenance and safety ambassadors who guarantee that Downtowners find the streets litter free every morning with a friendly smile.

Taylor Protection LLC, Off-duty police officers, provides strategic, day-and-night, official patrols and authoritative response.