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Elected and Appointed Government Officials 2023

Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential

Born in Jackson and raised in Yazoo City,  Mississippi is the only state Ryan Annison has ever known.  For the past 15 years, Annison has served Mississippi’s Senior U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker as his first and only State Director, overseeing a team of 15 constituent service and field representatives.

Annison has dedicated his career to being a public servant not only to Senator Wicker, but also to all Mississippians. His level of influence comes not merely from his experience, but from his dedication to the cause and his own team members. As State Director, Annison has helped make Wicker’s staff some of the most politically astute and technically savvy in Mississippi.  As a longtime member of Wicker’s senior staff, he is involved daily in strategy,  politics, policy communications, operations, and constituent services.  Annison has also been an essential volunteer for the Senator’s reelection efforts, serving as the de facto campaign manager and communications director.

Prior to his service in Senator Wicker’s office, Annison served as an aide to former Governor Haley Barbour. He served on Barbour’s successful 2003 campaign for Governor. Following that victory, he continued serving Governor Barbour in various capacities, most notably as Barbour’s Aide-de-Camp between 2005 and 2007 as the state was reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Annison joined Team Wicker after serving as Executive Director of Barbour’s Inaugural committee.

Annison is a 2002 graduate of the University of Mississippi. He is married to Meg Frazier Annison of Pascagoula. They reside in Jackson and are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson.  They have a seven-year old son and one very large dog.