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Barbour Names New Director to the Governor's Office of Recovery and Renewal
From: Office of the Governor      Filed 1/29/07  GCN

Governor Haley Barbour has named Bryan McDonald to serve as director of the Governor's Office of Recovery and Renewal, which is coordinating the state's efforts to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

"The worst natural disaster in American history left Mississippi with a huge chore. Bryan has the experience, knowledge and ability to help us recover and rebuild, and I know he is the right man for the job at the right time," Governor Barbour said. "I am very pleased Bryan has accepted this important assignment and confident he will continue to serve the citizens of Mississippi well."

Prior to joining the Governor's staff, McDonald, 42, served as Mississippi's Director of Recovery Accounting Oversight, where he worked to provide Katrina assistance to governmental and non-profit applicants under the Stafford Act, one of the primary federal laws governing disaster recovery efforts. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi and worked at a large international accounting firm as a C.P.A. as well as 10 years experience with a law firm. 

McDonald and his wife, Michelle, along with their two children live in Madison, where they are active in school and church activities.

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