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Mississippi Forestry Commission Names New Director of Information and Outreach

Jackson, MS, May 23, 2019 --( Effective May 16, Jason Scott has joined the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) as the new Director of Information and Outreach.

“Jason’s 10 years of experience in public relations make him a strong addition to the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s communication efforts,” said Russell Bozeman, State Forester.

Scott is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Formerly the public information manager for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Scott’s career includes work with the Mississippi State University Foundation and the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Originally from Raymond, he and his wife AliceClaire reside in Jackson with their three-year-old twin sons.

Established in 1926, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) protects the state’s valuable 19.8 million acres of forestland from wildfire, manages approximately 480,000 acres of forested School Trust Land, and delivers quality forest management services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners. Our mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory, and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy. Mississippi's forestry and forest products industries have a $12.79 billion economic impact and employ almost 70,000 people. Forestry consistently ranks as the state’s second most valuable agricultural commodity, right behind the poultry industry. The MFC looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees, forests, and natural resources. To learn more about the Mississippi Forestry Commission, please visit and follow us on social media @MSForestryComm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mississippi Forestry Commission
660 North Street, Suite 300
Jackson, MS 39202

Jason Scott
Director of Information & Outreach
601.359.2795 office
601.500.0489 cell
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