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Forest Thigpen

Forest Thigpen currently serves as Senior Advisor at Empower Mississippi. Thigpen has built his career encouraging and equipping policy makers to govern by principle – to do what’s right rather than what is politically expedient. After serving ten years in Washington DC in various roles for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, Thigpen returned to his home state and served as president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy for 25 years.