Ergon appoints Hughes as VP of Public Affairs & Govt. Relations
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Ergon appoints Hughes as VP of Public Affairs & Govt. Relations

Whit Hughes has been named vice president of Public Affairs & Government Relations for Ergon Inc., a Mississippi, U.S.A.-based company serving industries essential to global manufacturing and infrastructure.

Hughes will serve as strategist and lead advocate on local, state and federal policies. His responsibilities include forming and strengthening relationships with elected officials, regulators and other business and community leaders.

โ€œWhit brings almost 25 years of experience in a variety of public and private sector leadership positions to Ergon,โ€ said Kris Patrick, president & chief executive officer of Ergon and its affiliated companies. โ€œHe is an excellent fit for this new role in our company, creating more business opportunities and strengthening our mission of meeting needs, supporting families and serving customers.โ€

Hughes earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. He joined Ergon in 2020 as Business Development executive for Alliant Construction, Ergonโ€™s commercial construction and contracting company, supporting Alliantโ€™s growth as a leading general contractor in the U.S. state of Mississippi.