JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An education policy adviser for Mississippi’s Republican governor is being nominated for a job in the U.S. Department of Labor.
The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump has chosen Laurie Todd-Smith to become director of the Women’s Bureau in the department.
Gov. Phil Bryant said on Twitter that he congratulates Smith. He says that for more than a decade, she has been “extremely successful in helping improve education for the children of Mississippi.”
Smith earned a doctorate from Mississippi State University, a master’s from Western New Mexico University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.
In addition to working for Bryant, she is a former executive director of two groups in Mississippi – the State Workforce Investment