Hyde-Smith added to political elite list

A Brookhaven native has been selected to a national list of the top 25 women in politics.

Cindy Hyde-Smith, commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, was named to The Governing Institute’s Women in Leadership Class of 2017, which brings together outstanding elected women leaders from across the nation to acknowledge their contributions, provide leadership development and to mentor the next generation of women leaders to run for office, said Paige Manning, director of marketing and public relations for the state Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

The program is aimed at nurturing future women leaders through speaking engagements and mentorships of those selected to the list, Manning said.

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