GULFPORT, MS, and JACKSON, MS – Mississippi-based construction company AnderCorp, announced today the addition of Hunter Lipscomb, former Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Steven M. Palazzo (MS-04), a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Assistant Republican Whip, to the company’s executive team as Director of Governmental Affairs & Business Strategy.
“Hunter has a distinguished record of service and accomplishments in the public policy and political arena,” said Roy Anderson, III, Chairman & CEO of AnderCorp. “He will be a valuable addition to the AnderCorp team and our customers as we grow our core business services across the southeastern United States.”
For AnderCorp, Lipscomb will be advising executive management and customers on governmental affairs and strategic business planning. Hunter is well-versed in matters before the U.S. Congress, the State Legislature, and the government’s executive branch.
Before his time as Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, Lipscomb worked as the Director of Governmental Affairs for Mississippi Development Authority under the administration of Governor Phil Bryant, where he worked on appropriations and bond programs before the State Legislature. He coordinated with the Congressional Delegation to maximize federal-state partnerships between research, defense, transportation, and air and space assets.
Hunter holds multiple undergraduate degrees from Mississippi State University. Before returning to graduate school, he was appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy in the Administration of President George W. Bush. He then earned his Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a decorated Air Force veteran and an officer in the Mississippi Air National Guard.
Hunter and his wife, Whitney, reside in Ridgeland, Mississippi. They are expecting their first child in November.