Former Legislative Director to Serve as New Chief of Staff at Secretary of State’s Office

From:  News Release   5/11/18   GCN

Jackson, Miss.—Nathan Upchurch, the Secretary of State’s long-time Legislative Director, recently assumed the Agency’s Chief of Staff role.

“Six years with the Secretary of State’s Office has given Nathan the knowledge base needed to fulfill our core missions and continue to find new and better ways to serve the public,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “This foundation coupled with the relationships he has built across State government and the private sector will serve him and the Agency well in this new position.”

A native of Kosciusko, Mississippi, Upchurch earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Mississippi State University. Since 2013, Upchurch has served as the Secretary of State’s Legislative Director. Among other responsibilities, Upchurch developed the policy and legislative agenda for the Agency, assisted in drafting legislation, and served as the primary liaison between the Agency and the State Legislature.

Upchurch is an active member of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, serving currently as the organization’s co-fundraising director. He is also a member of the Mississippi State University Central Mississippi Alumni Association.

Upchurch lives in Jackson with his wife, Mallory Dickard Upchurch, of Greenwood, Mississippi.