Laura Jackson serves as the Deputy State Treasurer of External Affairs for the Office of the State Treasurer. A graduate of Mississippi College, Laura began her career in state government in 1987 as a staff auditor for then-State Auditor Ray Maybus. She remained there for 13 years, until she was hired by State Treasurer Marshall Bennett in 2000 to serve as the Bond and Collateral Director for the Office of the State Treasurer. She served in that capacity for six years, the majority of that time serving under Treasurer Tate Reeves. As the Bond and Collateral Director, she had oversight responsibility for the payment of debt service for the State of Mississippi and the Statewide Collateral Pool and Public Funds Guarantee State Bond Commission. As the Bond Advisory Director, she was responsible for guiding the State Bond Commission through the process of issuing general obligation bonds for various capital improvement and economic development related projects. In January 2012, at the request of Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Laura rejoined the staff at the Office of the State Treasurer as the Deputy Director. Laura is a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Mississippi College. She currently serves on several school-related boards in her local school district and has served on the Mississippi College School of Business Alumni Advisory Board and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
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