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Tomeka Hall Cheatham | Interim Director | Chief Financial Officer | Dir. of Membership

Tomeka began working for the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi in 1996 as an administrative assistant. She has advanced to the role of Interim Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Membership. Her position includes guild management, maintenance of financial accounts, payroll, and management of a database of 14,000+ records, bookkeeping, payroll, assisting with festivals, daily operations, and handling of all day-to-day accounting. She trains staff on the Inventory Point of Sale Enhanced System, among other duties.

Tomeka received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Masters’ of Science and Management in Business from Belhaven University.

Tomeka may be reached via email @



Sheri Cox | Dir. of Operations

Sheri Cox is responsible for organizing all the events held at the MS Craft Center. From weddings and wedding receptions to family reunions, corporate retreats and group visits, she handles all scheduling details at the MS Craft Center. As education coordinator, Sheri plans all school field trips and coordinates all classes at the MS Craft Center. She also provides descriptions and pricing for classes, and works with instructors to plan curriculum.

Prior to coming to the MS Craft Center, she was on staff at St. James’ Episcopal Church where she was the Coordinator of New Member Ministry and was the Wedding Coordinator. For 19 years, she was with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and coordinated all training for new staff members. She conducted many training sessions, not only in the Jackson office, but at the Home Office of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI. She presented many seminars and training sessions at Northwestern Mutual’s Annual Meeting and Southern Regional Meetings.

Sheri can be reached by email @


The Board of Directors oversees the work of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi.

Half of the board is composed of Guild artisan members and the other half is composed of business people and community volunteers. The board meets at the Mississippi Craft Center in February, May, August, and November on the third Thursday of the month. Members serve three-year, staggered terms.

Debby DelashmetPresident | Glass Artist
Hap OwenVice President | Owner, Communication Arts
Sharon WilliamsPast President | Fiber Artist
Carol McCrackenSecretary | Community Volunteer
Rhonda BlasingameStandards Chair | Fiber Artist
Becky MercierPublic Relations Chair | Fiber Artist
Joe DoveProperty Chair | Community Volunteer – Cook Commercial Real Estate
Ken McLemore | Wood Artist
Charles Buster | Wood Artist
Michelle Burrell | Community Volunteer – Claiborne County
Don Colson | Metal Artist
Tara Wren | Community Volunteer – Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Martha Spencer | Community Volunteer – Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Victor Pittman | Community Volunteer – Silver Leaf Wine & Spirits
Andy Young | Glass Artist
Heidi Kemp
Brian Beckham | Community Volunteer – Beckham Custom Jewelry
Charles Griffin | Community Volunteer – Butler Snow
Chris Savell, CPA | Board Consultant – Lefoldt & Company

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