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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS BRYANT TO COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Beth Bryant, of Brandon, to the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, which studies and makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding issues affecting the status of women in the state. Such issues include education, employment, health, and other socioeconomic factors that influence potential opportunity and status in Mississippi’s legal, economic, social, and political environment.

 

“Beth is well-qualified to serve on this commission,” Governor Barbour said. “She has a strong passion for promoting women awareness and achievement, and I believe she will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”

 

Bryant has worked at the Mississippi State Senate since 2003, where she is committee assistant at the President Pro Tempore’s Office. Previously, she was a staff officer in the Mississippi State Treasurer’s Office under the direction of Marshall Bennett. While holding this position, Bryant helped coordinate and present two conferences focusing on “Mississippi Women’s Money” in Jackson and Tupelo. From 1991 to 2000, she served as former Governor Kirk Fordice’s personal assistant and was the Governor’s Office firm representative for Executive Women International. Bryant worked as staff assistant in the offices of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran and John C. Stennis for five years and was executive assistant to former Governors William F. Winter and Bill Allain from 1980 to 1984.

 

Bryant is a graduate of Hinds Community College.