JACKSON, Mississippi — Wiley “Craig” Carter joins the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the position of assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Carter assumes a vital role in facilitating external and internal relations for the commissioner. In his 28 years in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating the political arena.
“I was attracted to the position because of the agency’s professionalism and ability to deliver a quality service to Mississippians,” Carter said. “MDOT offers an exciting opportunity for me to apply the knowledge I’ve gained over the years to the Commissioner’s endeavors.”
Commissioner Dick Hall commented, “I am honored to bring a respected and well-versed professional such as Craig on board. I have great confidence in Craig’s ability to play a critical role assisting me with governmental affairs and coordinating events with the agency’s Public Affairs division.”
Prior to Carter’s position at MDOT, he owned Carter Consulting, a full-service, integrated marketing agency and was the Marketing Director at Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc. Carter served eight years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as Deputy Director of Radio Services at the Republican National Committee; Field Coordinator at the National Republican Senatorial Committee; and Doorkeeper at the Office of U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms.
Carter is a Mississippi State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. He is married to Felicia Farthing Carter and has two children, Chloe, 9, and Wiley, 7. They reside in Gluckstadt, Miss., where they are active members of Pinelake Church. In his spare time, Carter coaches children’s sports, enjoys attending Mississippi State University football games, and is a color analyst for Germantown High School’s live football broadcasts.