Youngblood moving from MDA to Treasurer’s Office

Longtime communications professional Lee Youngblood, 43, is leaving the Mississippi Development Authority to work for state Treasurer Lynn Fitch.

Youngblood said he’ll start work Monday in communications and policy in the Treasurer’s Office.

He graduated from Mississippi College with a master’s degree in communications. He worked at the Meridian Star newspaper as a staff writer and on the news team at WGBC, the NBC affiliate in Meridian, before joining then-Sen. Trent Lott’s staff in 1998.

Youngblood worked in Lott’s Washington and Jackson offices. In 2008, he joined the MDA disaster-recovery team headed by Chief Operations Officer Jon Mabry, a certified internal auditor who came from the private sector.

Sun Herald