Phil Bryant has served as the 64th Governor of Mississippi since 2012. Prior to that, he served as Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi , State Auditor of Mississippi, and was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. In 2008 Lieutenant Governor Bryant was the Honorary Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association and is past president of the Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association. In 2011 he served on the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association Executive Committee as the Southern Region Republican-at-Large member. In January of this year, he was elected to serve as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s co-chairman for 2018.