Burkett hired to lead Woodruff Co. economic development

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The Woodruff County Quorum Court along with County Judge Michael John Gray and the Woodruff County Economic Development Commission announced the appointment of Regina Rushing Burkett as its inaugural Executive Director of Economic Development.

Burkett has an extensive background in economic development, strategic planning, marketing, grant management, and public service. She assumed the role of director at the beginning of August.

Burkett will be responsible for carrying out the commission’s strategic initiatives and implementing innovative economic policies to drive growth and prosperity across Woodruff County.

“I am very excited to work with county officials, the commission, citizens and other stakeholders to advance the quality of life within Woodruff County,” said Burkett. “I am immensely proud of my past experiences and accomplishments, and I look forward to utilizing those experiences to promote Woodruff County’s most valuable assets.”

“I am grateful that our Quorum Court understood the need for a Director of Economic Development and excited that Regina was willing to come home and assume this role,” said Gray. “Regina understands the challenges that rural counties face and brings the knowledge and vision that we need to move our county forward.”