Kyle Barron Named Chief Community Development Officer

February 9, 2023

The Greater Jackson Chamber is excited to announce the addition of Kyle Barron, Ed.D., as chief community development officer. Barron most recently served as vice president of student services at Jackson State Community College. As chief community development officer, Barron will oversee public affairs, community development and internal strategy.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a great team at an amazing time in our city's history,” said Barron. “How we respond and grow over the next five years will set the direction for Jackson for generations to come. I am excited to play a role in making Jackson a place that others look to as a role model for city development and a city that all Jacksonians are proud to call home."

A transplant to West TN, Barron is proud to call Jackson home. Currently, he serves on the Jackson Empowerment Taskforce for the City of Jackson, as a Site-Based Committee member for Alexander Elementary School, and as a previous member of the Tennessee Board of Regents Equity Design Team. He has served on the board for Stuff the Bus of Southcentral KY and developed Bridge2College in Rockwall, TX.

“Adding Kyle to our team further strengthens our organization in Jackson, Madison County and the entire region,” said Kyle Spurgeon, Greater Jackson Chamber president/CEO. “His understanding of public affairs, leadership and the value of personal relationships make him a perfect fit during this time of unparalleled growth opportunities.”

Barron is a current member of the Class of 2023 WestStar allowing him to gain greater knowledge and understanding of all West TN has to offer. He has an Associate of Arts from Richland College, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education: Higher Education, also from the University of North Texas and an Doctorate in Education from the University of Kentucky. He brings with him workforce development, public affairs, and project management expertise from 17 years in higher education.

Barron is married to Kristine Barron, and they have two daughters.