His first job after college was working for the Mississippi State Alumni Association traveling across the state. Then he got called by Bill LaForge (now president of Delta State University), who offered him a job in Sen. Thad Cochran’s office. While in D.C., one of his roommates was Mayo Flynt, who is now head of AT&T Mississippi, and Fisackerly worked alongside Mark Keenum (now president of MSU), who at the time was also working for Cochran.
“I have lifelong friends through that job,” Fisackerly said. “I went to Washington thinking I wanted to be in politics. I learned so much. It was fun. When I was 25 years old, I was asked to head up the office when Bill LaForge left. It was that opportunity and experience that influenced the path I ended up taking.”
He had some good advice from a colleague: “This is a very demanding job. It can kill you if you let it. Find an issue that interests you and develop a specialty in that. It might lead to an opportunity for you.”