Home » NEWS » MSMA welcomes former lawmaker

MSMA welcomes former lawmaker

Neely Carlton

Neely Carlton

Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) executive director Charmain Kanosky announced that Neely C. Carlton has joined the MSMA staff. Neely, of Greenville, began her career at the Mississippi Supreme Court while clerking for Justice Edwin Lloyd Pittman. She returned home to Greenville in 1995 to open a law firm. That same year and at the age of 25, Neely became the youngest person ever elected to the Mississippi State Senate.

Neely served as vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and chair of the Interstate and Federal Cooperation Committee. As a member of the Senate Conference Committee on Medical Tort Reform in 2002, Neely championed new laws, which laid the foundation for the sweeping changes in the Mississippi legal system that followed in 2004.

After starting a family in 2005, Neely made the decision not to seek re-election to the Senate. She and her family moved to Jackson in 2003 where Neely accepted a job at Phelps Dunbar, LLP, in the firm’s business law section. This venture was cut short by an offer from Gov. Haley Barbour, who asked Neely to join his staff when he took office in Jan. 2004 as counsel to the governor and legislative liaison for his administration. Beginning in 2008, she transferred to another branch of the administration as chief of staff for the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Newswires

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *