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Attorney General-Elect Lynn Fitch Announces Senior Staff

By: Frank Corder - January 6, 2020

Attorney General Lynn Fitch

Attorney General-Elect Lynn Fitch is pleased to announce the following senior officials to help lead her team at the Attorney General’s Office.

Jesse Graham, Deputy for Administrative Operations. Jesse has over thirty-five years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors, including serving as Deputy Treasurer for the last eight years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. Jesse will oversee the administrative functions of the office, including human resources, accounting, information technology, and procurement.

Whitney Lipscomb, Deputy Attorney General. Whitney comes to the Attorney General’s Office from Governor Phil Bryant’s staff, where she served most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel. Prior to that position, Whitney was in private practice with a firm in Gulfport. She received her Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Mississippi State University and her J.D., also summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi. Amongst her responsibilities, she will oversee State agency support operations, legislative and policy functions, civil litigation, Attorney General’s opinions, and a new Solicitor General.

Mary Helen Wall, Deputy Attorney General. Mary Helen has more than sixteen years of criminal litigation experience in both state and federal courts, including the last twelve as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. Prior to that, she served as a Hinds County Assistant Public Defender and clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker in Hattiesburg. Mary Helen has a Bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi. She will oversee, amongst other responsibilities, criminal legal and investigative work, including public integrity and Medicaid fraud, cybercrimes, consumer fraud, and federal habeas cases.

Ray Coleman, Director of Communications. Ray has nearly fourteen years in public communications, including as Director of External Affairs for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Prior to serving at that State agency, he was a television anchor and reporter at 16-WAPT News in Jackson. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi. He will oversee media relations and serve as the primary spokesperson for the Attorney General’s Office.

“The most important resource that any Attorney General’s office has at its disposal,” said Attorney General-Elect Fitch, “is its human capital. I am working to assemble a team of talented, innovative, and enthusiastic minds that can not only execute the agenda we laid out for Mississippi’s Attorney General’s Office, but build on it to construct the best possible outcomes for our great State. I am pleased to have Jesse, Whitney, Mary Helen, and Ray help lead this team and I look forward to all we will be able to accomplish in the next four years.”

Attorney General-Elect Fitch continues to conduct interviews and review resumes and will announce further additions to her team in the weeks ahead.

Release from AG-elect Lynn Fitch Transition Team.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: