Burns was among 31 initial applicants for the position and one of three finalists interviewed by the entire board after an initial screening by a search committee of three board members.
Burns comes to the position from Mississippi Polymers, where she has been accounting manager since 2005. She also previously owned a downtown Corinth business, Waldron Street Market.
“I look forward to working with the board, as well as the Mayor and the other elected officials, to increase the visibility of Corinth as a great tourist destination place,” Burns said. “I’m excited to get to promote not only the town that I grew up in, but the town that is home to my children. My immediate focus is to work with the local community to increase revenues while also providing additional tourism dollars to the city/county events, venues, etc.”
She has served on the board of Main Street Corinth since 2006, working to promote and organize downtown festivals. Burns also was a member of Junior Auxiliary of Corinth as the organization conducted programs to help the children of Alcorn County.
“Corinth has something for everybody – from the many historical sites, such as the Interpretive Center, to the many great restaurants and shops we have both downtown and throughout the city, not to mention the weekly Pickin’ on the Square and the annual festivals,” she said.