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Elected and Appointed Government Officials 2020

Mississippi's Top 50 Most Influential

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Doug Davis, Chief of Staff – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Doug Davis currently serves as Chief of Staff for United States Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. Prior to serving as her Chief of Staff, Davis served as the Senator’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff. Davis joined Senator Hyde-Smith in Washington in April of 2018 when then-Governor Phil Bryant appointed her to the United States Senate.  He guides the Senate office’s work in the U.S. Capitol for the benefit of Mississippi.

Davis started his career by working three years for United States Senator Thad Cochran while Davis was a student at Mississippi College. After graduating from MC, Davis moved on to the private sector where he worked as a Community Development Officer for First Security Bank based out of Batesville from 2001-2013. During that time Davis served seven years in the Mississippi State Senate where he served as chairman of the Senate University and Colleges Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee.

In February of 2013 then-Governor Phil Bryant appointed Davis to serve on the Mississippi State Parole Board which he ultimately chaired. In October of 2013, then-Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann hired Davis as his Chief of Staff where he served until April of 2018.