Bryant mixes old, new in agency appointments
Gov.-elect Phil Bryant filled out his list of agency appointments Monday afternoon, a few days after he named Jim Barksdale as interim head of the Mississippi Development Authority.
New faces include Mark Henry at the Department of Employment Security, Rickey Berry at Human Services and Dr. David Dzielak at Medicaid. Robert Latham will lead MEMA, though he was the agency’s executive director during Katrina, so he’s not totally new.
The rest of the state agencies kept their current leaders.
Here’s a full list:
Bureau of Narcotics: Marshall L. Fisher
Corrections: Chris Epps
MEMA: Robert Latham
Employment Security: Mark Henry
Environmental Quality: Trudy Fisher
Finance and Administration: Kevin Upchurch
Human Services: Rickey Berry
Medicaid: Dr. David Dzielak
Marine Resources: Dr. Bill Walker
Public Safety: Albert Santa Cruz