Governor announces retirement of DFA Executive Director

Governor Phil Bryant has announced that Laura Jackson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration, will be retiring from state government after more than 30 years of service effective January 15, 2020. She will be joining the administration at Mississippi College to serve as the Chief Financial Officer.

“I am incredibly grateful to have had Laura faithfully serve in my administration as one of my Agency Executive Directors,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “Laura has done a tremendous job managing the state’s budget and operating DFA. I wish her the best in her CFO role at Mississippi College. She will be a great asset to the University.”

Jackson was appointed Executive Director of DFA in June of 2016 by Gov. Bryant. In her role, she manages more than 500 employees and is responsible for the management of the state’s budget. She also serves as the State Fiscal Officer.

“I am forever grateful to Governor Bryant for the opportunity to serve as the State Fiscal Officer and Executive Director of DFA.  Serving the people of this great state has been my distinct honor for over 30 years. While I will miss my colleagues in state government, I look forward to my new career at Mississippi College, my alma mater in my hometown.” 

Jackson and her husband live in Clinton. They have three children.

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