The Delta Grassroots Caucus (DGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders in the eight-state Delta region. DGC is also a founding partner of the Economic Equality Caucus,
which advocates for economic equality across the USA.

Delta Caucus Praises Selection of Corey Wiggins as Federal Co-Chair of Delta Regional Authority

Posted on January 11, 2022 at 12:47 PM

The Delta Caucus endorses President Biden’s choice of Corey Wiggins as Federal Co-Chair of the Delta Regional Authority.

Wiggins is an African American leader who has many years of distinguished service in federal, state, nonprofit and educational activities. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP.

This nomination requires confirmation by the US Senate. We urge senators to approve this wise choice.

“The Delta Caucus praises the selection of Corey Wiggins as Federal Co-Chair of the DRA. Wiggins has great credentials in a wide variety of key regional issues. He is the first African American to serve in one of the Presidential appointees for the DRA and we are always glad to support diversity and excellence in our region,” said Caucus Director Lee Powell.

Corey Wiggins grew up in rural Mississippi and has demonstrated a deep commitment to public service throughout his distinguished career. He is Executive Director of the Mississippi State Conference NAACP and previously served as Senior Vice President of Policy at Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union. He also served as Director of the Hope Policy Institute, where he focused on strengthening communities, building assets, and improving lives in economically distressed parts of the Mid-South.

Wiggins served as a public policy professional as a Barbara Jordan Health Policy Fellow in the United States Senate, and as a policy analyst for the Mississippi State Legislature. He was also Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Jackson State University.

Wiggins completed his undergraduate studies at Alcorn State University. He received a Master of Science in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Policy and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, he has a certificate of nonprofit leadership from Boston College and held fellowships with the Kaiser Family Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).