Governor Tate Reeves has appointed a new chief of staff following the recent departure of Brad White, who left to become the executive director at MDOT.
After serving as a senior advisor to the governor in 2020 and during his 2019 campaign, Parker Briden has been appointed as Governor Reeves’ chief of staff.
“Parker has been a trusted partner throughout my time as Governor. He will be a highly-effective leader and advisor as we work to serve the people of Mississippi,” Governor Reeves said.
In his previous role, Briden is credited with managing the governor’s response throughout the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, several large-scale weather events, and “other historic crises.”
“I am honored and excited to work for the people of Mississippi and Governor Tate Reeves again. My aspiration is to bring a fraction of the ability and integrity of my predecessors and colleagues to the job. The top responsibility is to be an honest broker for the Governor and every partner throughout state government, the legislature, and private enterprise as we work together to serve this great state,” Briden said.
A Missouri graudate, Briden has also previously served as a leader on high-profile statewide political campaigns in Mississippi, Ohio, Nevada, and Missouri—and as the Communications Director for the Office of the Governor in Missouri.