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Jim Richmond is vice president of marketing for C Spire. His responsibilities include strategy marketing for all lines of business including home, business & wireless; internal branding & communications; creative, content & advertising; media relations; and public relations & sports marketing. He recently started his 29th year with C Spire.

 

Since 1991, Richmond has served the company in numerous roles:

  • Regional Sales Manager southwest Mississippi developing McComb, Brookhaven and Natchez in the early days of wireless communications.
  • Regional Sales Manager for the Mississippi Gulf Coast region which included Hattiesburg and Laurel as well.
  • Director of Retail Sales with responsibilities for all retail locations across the company.
  • Director of Corporate Sales & Telesales with responsibilities for sales and service to all business accounts and government entities. The Telesales sales channel included establishment of a new inbound call center that handled customer calls and sales processing.
  • Director of Corporate Communications

Currently, Richmond serves on the C Spire Foundation, which oversees charitable and non-profit requests and programs like the C Spire Scholarship program that annually funds about 40 academic based scholarships at eight public universities. He also serves as managing partner for Travis Bridge Farm, LLC and Richmond Tree Farm, LLC. 

Richmond has served on the Board of Directors for Mississippi Council on Economic Education, Mississippi Gulf Coast Resort Classic and in leadership roles with various chambers of commerce as well as community and charity events.

A native of McComb, Richmond is a 1985 graduate of Mississippi State University.

He and his wife Jennifer live in Madison. They are the parents of one son, Miller, a medical student at Georgetown University, and one daughter, Marion, a graduate of Mississippi State University.