Stephen McCraney named new MEMA Executive Director
MEMA is responsible for handling disasters on the state level in Mississippi and the new executive director has been appointed.
MEMA announced this week that Stephen McCraney will take over the helm of the state agency.
McCraney started his new duties as executive director following Governor Tate Reeves’ announcement Thursday.
Before assuming the role as executive director, McCraney had served as the deputy director and chief of staff of MEMA since February 2016.
During his tenure, McCraney has worked 15 federally declared disasters, six emergency measures declarations, and numerous state emergencies.
On the position, McCraney says, “I’m deeply honored to take the helm of MEMA. This agency has shown tremendous strength within the last year. I will strive to keep Mississippi and her citizens ready to handle any manmade or natural disaster that comes our way; and forge an even greater relationship with our county EMA directors to ensure the needs of all Mississippians are met during a disaster. As we remain in the fight against COVID-19 and processing the other 17 open federally declared disaster, MEMA stands ready to respond to whatever emergency happens next.”