JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed retired Col. Gregory Michel as director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
The announcement was made today, June 18. Michel assumes the position immediately.
This comes after former director Lee Smithson recently resigned.
“Colonel Michel brings a wealth of experience to MEMA as we enter the heart of hurricane season,” Gov. Bryant said. “He served well the people of Mississippi and our nation for almost three decades as a member of our National Guard, defending our freedom and ensuring our national security at home and abroad. I am certain that service will continue in his new role, and I am delighted he has accepted this appointment.”