Executive & Management Team

Clay Chandler

Chief Marketing Officer
Mississippi Development Authority

Chief Marketing Officer Clay Chandler directs MDA’s Marketing and Communications Division, which is comprised of three bureaus responsible for promoting investment and job-creation in Mississippi. Marketing and Communications serves MDA’s overall mission by providing public relations, marketing, event planning, graphic design, website management and advertising.

Chandler is an award-winning former journalist with the Clarion Ledger and Mississippi Business Journal. Prior to joining MDA, he served for almost three years as Director of Communications in the office of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. There, Chandler formulated and implemented short- and long-term communications strategies.

A North Mississippi native, Chandler received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi.