Thursday, June 24, 2021

Governor Announces Admin Changes

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

 Governor Reeves today announced changes to his senior staff. 

Liz Welch will be temporarily assigned the administrative and management duties and responsibilities within the Office of the Governor that were previously assigned to Chief of Staff Brad White. 

David Maron will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief legal Counsel.  David joined Governor Reeves' administration in 2020 as Chief Legal Counsel, bringing over 25 years of private practice in complex civil litigation.  He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defense, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defense and Consumer Law and has served the profession in national, state, and local bar leadership.  Since joining Governor Reeves, David has been responsible for coordinating the legal affairs of the Governor's Executive Branch and advising the Governor on legal, political, legislative, and other matters.  He has assisted in the development, drafting, and implementation of legislation, and oversees the Governor's relations with the Judiciary and Attorney General.  He has managed the Governor's legal team and has advised the Governor in various ongoing litigation and regulatory matters, coordinated with executive agencies on the Governor's policy agenda and has assisted and advised in the Governor's successful management of COVID and other state disasters.  David also assists the Governor in his judicial appointments. 

Anne Hall Brashier will serve as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy and Legislative Affairs. Brashier leads the effort to execute and implement the Governor's policy agenda and coordinates with legislators and agencies to ensure the priorities align. She joined the governor’s staff upon his election in 2019, as Deputy Policy Director. She previously served under Senator Thad Cochran—executing policy and legislative efforts on appropriations, defense, homeland security, and foreign policy. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Representative Trent Kelly and as Military Legislative Assistant to Senator Thom Tillis. A native of Indianola, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Science from the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College. 

Cory Custer, will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff of External Affairs. A former Trump Administration presidential appointee, he served as Assistant Commissioner, Office of Public Affairs, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he provided executive leadership and direction to approximately 100 employees and oversaw the nation’s largest law enforcement agency’s internal and external communications. Additionally, he served as Senior Advisor in the United States Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation, where he executed assignments including policy development and formulation. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Albany in Public Policy and Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.

“I am confident that each of these individuals have the credentials and passion to help continue implementing my pro-business, pro-jobs, pro-economic growth agenda,” Governor Reeves said. “I have no doubt that we can and will continue to accomplish great things for Mississippians.”


Anonymous said...

Gosh, what is the staffing budget for the Governor's office? Sounds unlimited.

Anonymous said...

Everybody has to be a chief these days.

Anonymous said...

Reeves said. “I have no doubt that we can and will continue to accomplish great things for Mississippians.”


Anonymous said...

It’s good to be King

Anonymous said...

How much does a chief make in state government?

Anonymous said...

Other than changing the flag has he done anything? Year and a half into his administration and not much to talk about.

Anonymous said...

Tater went to Millsaps, y'all keep forgetting that….

Anonymous said...

Get ready for the Tater and Dobbs show coming around September. They are already setting up for another SHUTDOWN over the "variant" Delta Covid !! Wake the heck up people !!

Anonymous said...

11:12, you are either a troll or an imbecile. Maybe both. The Governor and his advisors handled the wuhan shit well. To ignore that success is just f*cking silly.

Anonymous said...

Salaries for state / city employees.

Anonymous said...

Who is going to be running DFA while Liz is gone?

Anonymous said...

Go Dennis go!

Anonymous said...

Tater needs to up his game.

This press release is woefully lacking in mangament buzzwords and titles.

Also no mention of servant leadership or 'preventing socializm'?


Anonymous said...

11:12, you are either a troll or an imbecile. Maybe both. The Governor and his advisors handled the wuhan shit well. To ignore that success is just f*cking silly.
June 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Those daily press conferences were masterful. Truly nobody could have done those.

Anonymous said...

11:12, Tate was against changing the flag. The only reason he signed the bill was due to Gunn and Hoseman having lined up plenty of votes to override a veto.

Anonymous said...

Tate has been in some form of government job for 20 plus years….PERS is a mess still….state is 50th in every metric including vaccinations.

Under his watch he made 7,000,000 in his bank account and MS are no better off….in fact most are much worse off.

Terrible track record

Anonymous said...

Opinions vary. The main reason I will not vote for Reeves again is his handling of the covid scam.

Anonymous said...

Gunn going whip his tail!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why the dude from NY? Don’t tell me our little feckless empty suit has higher office aspirations!!

Anonymous said...

These are good people.

Anonymous said...

" The only reason he signed the bill was due to Gunn and Hoseman having lined up plenty of votes to override a veto" .

Nah, that's not what was going on.

I don't think you understand the dynamics of Mississippi politics.
Gunn and Hoseman are not the best of friends.
More over, both have never liked Tate.

And Tate doesn't like them either.

However, at least Tate and Dilbert can work some things out.

Grab a snack,a cold drink ... and wait for the fireworks that will erupt over Gunn's idea for elimination of the State Income Tax next session.

Anonymous said...

"Gunn going whip his tail!!!!"

Well 3:08, not sure if "Gunn going whip his tail" is
an accurate assessment.

Mr. Gunn needs to get over his self importance.

Seems this fellow gets bitch slapped by Tate every few weeks.

Anonymous said...

To get Mississippi from #50 to #49 is a hard pull.

To get ahead of Arkansas? Wooo pig!

Bless their hearts for tryin so hard and I do think tater and his frens have it in 'em!

Anonymous said...

Seems Donna & Todd may have unleashed their unpaid interns to troll
Jackson Jambalaya again.

Musical Microphones said...

What? Wait! No mention of another thirteen dollar an hour girl from SuperTalk moving upward and onward?

Anonymous said...

Is Gunn gonna set up his campaign office in Oxford?

Anonymous said...

From Pennsylvania Ave to State St Americans seem intent on encouraging and supporting the establishment of fiefdoms which for the most part rule US at the direction of corporate lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

"Gunn is going to whup his tail"

Oh I hope not and you should too...Im not a big fan of the DicTATER but Herr Gunn is worse. more arrogant more sneaky more of a bully --oh and Smarter than anybody Dont believe me just ask him !!!!! Gunn's out for Gunn- he's butt hurt cuz he hasn't gotten several Jobs that HE thought he was entitled too---check out his campaign donations

Anonymous said...

None of you Reeves stalkers are in Fat Melvin's league of stalkers, except, of course, those anti-Reeves comments Chokwe Antar Lumumba's employee Melvin C. Robinson deposits himself anonymously here at JJ.

Anonymous said...


Robinson has been begging for a visit from the Governor's security team for some time.

Considering his immediate proximity to and frequent interactions with Mayor Lumumba I'm surprised that no one in the Mayor's inner circle hasn't told him to knock if off.

Anonymous said...

8:50am: I see the Governor’s new Yankee communications director is already hot on the job defending his empty suit boss.

Anonymous said...

With each Super-Talk visit, Gunn gets more arrogant - If you can imagine that! Even if nobody else does, he seems to really believe in himself.

Anonymous said...

" With each Super-Talk visit, Gunn gets more arrogant ".

Thankfully someone else has noticed that as well.

Gunn reminds me of that kid (in what used to be called "Junior High") that tried to embarrass the Senior football
player after Senior football star knocked his teeth out five minutes before the "homecoming" parade.

However, it looks to be a very interesting situation within the Republican primary.

Dilbert is not a fan of Gunn or Tate ... but he has an army.
Houseman's old age will be a factor in the Republican civil war . . . but it will be interesting.

And for the record, as goofy as he is with the forty gallon cowboy hat, I'm really starting to like
Agricultural Commissioner Andy Gipson .

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