Energy & Natural Resources Team

The Energy and Natural Resources Division works to promote Mississippi as a prime location for energy-related businesses. ENRD works with state policymakers and other partners to develop and advance a comprehensive energy policy and ensure energy sector growth in Mississippi. The division oversees several energy management programs, supports energy sector workforce development by strengthening STEM education, and coordinates energy security functions with other state agencies and private entities.

Division main telephone: 601.359.3449 Fax: 601.359.6642
Division Email:

Name Title Phone Email
Dr. Sumesh Arora Director 601.359.2552
Gayle Sims Bureau Manager
Federal reporting, Mississippi Industrial Energy Efficiency Program
Energy Education & Workforce Development
Lisa Campbell Energy Education & Workforce Manager
October Energy Awareness Month, Project NEED, Middle School Science Bowl, Regional Science Fairs
Energy Efficiency Programs
Earnest Mack Energy Efficiency Program Manager
Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund, Performance Contracts, Energy Efficiency Lease Program, Mississippi Alternative Fuel School Bus and Municipal Motor Vehicle Loan Program, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Reporting
Energy Security
Lisa Campbell ESF-12 Support Function, Emergency Assurance Plan  601.359.6641
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Sumesh Arora

Director, Energy