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Marie Sanderson

Marie is currently Policy Director for the Republican Governors Association (RGA) and the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC), facilitating best practices and good policy in both state and federal policy to governors, their staff, Congress, and the Administration. 

 

 In January 2007, Marie began working for Governor Haley Barbour as a policy advisor handling issues including the executive budget, banking and insurance, energy, commerce and trade, economic development/community development, and labor/workforce, taxes and bonds.  Marie concluded her time with Governor Barbour as his Director of Federal Policy, and in addition to her state responsibilities, managed the beginning stages of the RGPPC’s policy efforts. 

She joined the staff of United States Senator Thad Cochran in 2003 in Washington, DC, where she served as a Legislative Assistant in the areas of banking, commerce, energy, insurance, housing, labor, small business, tax/finance, telecommunications, and trade.  She also staffed Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran on the following Appropriations Subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Appropriations, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Agencies, the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.

  
Marie was graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a major in Marketing and a minor in Public Relations.  In 2002, she was awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Brisbane, Australia, where she obtained her Master in Business Administration from the University of Queensland.  Marie serves on several boards including the Walter Anderson Museum of Art Board of Directors, Gulf Coast YMCA Board of Directors, and the MS BIO Board of Directors.  She and her husband, Brian Sanderson, live in Ocean Springs, and have one son.

 

 

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