The Mississippi Public Service Commission, Central District, recently made three staff changes.
Ryan Brown, of Brandon, has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner. Prior to his appointment, Brown was Policy Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Jackson State University.
Susan Watkins has been named the Chief of Operations. Watkins joins the commission after doing freelance consulting for special projects and research for the last several years. Her prior work experience includes four years with Governor Ray Mabus’ administration as Director of Executive Services and Development Director at the Jackson Zoo. She attended University of Mississippi and Millsaps College.
Alexander Washington, a native of Madison, is the Chief Policy Advisor. Prior to his appointment, Washington was a Senior Financial Aid Advisor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Washington was elected in 2015 to as serve as the President-Elect for the Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. He is a Doctoral Candidate at Mississippi State University in the Public Policy and Public Administration program. Washington received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy and Public Administration degrees from Mississippi State University.
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