Special To The Herald
JACKSON – The Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) has named Derrick Surrette as its new executive director.
Bill Newsom, MAS President and Sharkey County Supervisor stated that the Association is in very capable hands with Mr. Surrette.
“Derrick Surrette brings a wealth of experience and a vision for the Association and for county government,” said Newsom. “He is well prepared to advance the interests of the Association and those of counties and county government at both the state and federal levels.”
As Executive Director, Mr. Surrette is responsible for leading and coordinating the efforts of the association in the areas of legislation and public awareness.
Mr. Surrette received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Mississippi State University. Prior to his association with MAS, Mr. Surrette was employed by Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation where he served as Director of the Farm Bureau Public Policy Department.
Mr. Surrette and his wife Sherry reside in Madison. He is the son of Ann and Butch Surrette of Water Valley.
The Mississippi Association of Supervisors is a non-political organization of which the chief goals are to promote the opportunities and resources available in Mississippi counties, to provide a forum for the education and inclusion of all county officials, and to promote the interest and general welfare of the state so that the citizens of the state may be better served.