Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI NWIAA CHAIRPERSON

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 CHAIRPERSON

Jude C. Offiah

Contact Email:

Joffiah@aol.com

(601) 209-9126

Jude C. Offiah

Summary of Qualifications

International Relations ▬ Program/Grants Management ▬ Legislative Consulting
Training ▬ Public Relations ▬ Public Administration/City Planning- International trade


Ø Impressive career and expertise in international development, community development, and economic and
political empowerment. More than eight years experience in human resource development through projects
implemented throughout the world in agriculture.


Ø Extensive experience in the enhancement of governmental processes and knowledge of political systems as a
result of serving as advisor to government officials and politicians in the United States and Africa within full
food systems.


Ø Highly knowledgeable of the legislative process in Mississippi and in all 50 states with contacts in each state
legislature; worked recently with the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nebraska,
Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas, and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)


Ø Advisor to Mississippi legislators and the Mississippi Congressional Delegation in Washington on international
projects involving agricultural deployment, research and planning. Special advisor to Senator Hillman Frazier,
Senator Nathaniel Exum, Rep. Credell Calhoun and Rep. Tyrone Ellis, Mississippi and Maryland State
Legislature; and to Senator Thad Cochran and Representative Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Congressional
Delegation.


Ø Principal contact for groups hosting Nigerian delegations in the United States and collaborator with the three
Nigerian Embassies in New York, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. Specific responsibilities and skills include
linking delegations with training resources, planning agendas, and securing meetings with Congress, state
legislatures, U.S. Department of State, USAID, Voice of America, CNN, BBC, and the general media.
Areas of Expertise & Experience
Agric Project Management
Budget Preparation
Human Resource Training
Training Program Development
Public Administration
City Planning

Zoning Ordinance Development
Policies & Procedures
Research & Publication
Grants Administration
Compliance Reporting/Monitoring
Bid Process

Technical Assistance
Human Resource Training
Cross-Cultural Training
Curriculum Institutionalization
Criminal Justice/Corrections
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Education
Jackson State University – Jackson, MS
Master of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning, (2000), Jackson State University – Jackson, MS
Completed all graduate courses toward Master of Science in Criminology & Correctional Services
B.S. in Criminal Justice & Correctional Services (1997), Jackson State University – Jackson, MS
Magna Cum Laude and Lambda Alpha Epsilon Honor Society in Criminology
Publications
Jude Offiah (November 1999). Y2K Contingency Plan for Critical Services. Mississippi Municipalities, Volume 48,
Number 5, Page 8.

Marquitrice Mangham

Contact:

 inhershoesinc@outlook.com

(678)-898-2286

 Christian, Mother of two, Nonprofit Founder and Director, Community Planner, Farmer   Holds BA in Pre Law from Armstrong Atlantic State University and Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University. After high school, Started a 24-year public sector career in the US Army before becoming an Urban Planner. Ms. Mangham operates her family farm in Charleston Mississippi as a row crop producer  Love and compassion for young women and heart to serve led Ms. Mangham to found In Her Shoes, Inc., a 501c3 that provides resources and opportunities to homeless and low-income individuals and families in the community. Director of the West Georgia Beginner Farmer Development Program and the Delta Cooperative Alliance of Minority Farmers. Single Mother of two girls, Leah (13) and Kai (3) currently residing in Villa Rica, GA.