Nowell named deputy director of Government Affairs at MMA

From press reports

Former Mississippi Rep. Russ Nowell has joined the MMA staff as deputy director of government affairs.

As part of MMA’s Government Affairs Division, Nowell will primarily monitor energy, transportation, workforce development and healthcare legislation at the federal and state levels.

Nowell worked closely with MMA during his term as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he represented parts of Kemper, Noxubee and Winston Counties. During the 2012 legislative session, he served in Gov. Phil Bryant’s office as a liaison to the Mississippi Legislature.

Nowell has worked with several insurance companies as well as his family’s funeral business. He currently owns Mississippi Granite Works, a supplier of custom design granite monuments and memorials. A Louisville native, Nowell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. He is married and has one daughter.

For 60 years, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association has represented the interests of Mississippi’s manufacturers at both the state and national levels. As the Voice of Industry, MMA represents more than 2,100 members in the state Legislature and U.S. Congress. MMA promotes a strong manufacturing environment within Mississippi, and is a cen-tral source of information and assistance in industrial management. To learn more about MMA and manufacturing in Mississippi, visit