A businessman nominated to the Mississippi Board of Education on Friday has already worked on creating public school policies on the federal and state levels.
Jason Dean, 41, of Madison, was chosen for the nine-member board by Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
Dean will succeed Wayne Gann of Corinth, whose nine-year term is expiring. Dean will serve several months while awaiting confirmation by state senators – a common practice for people nominated to state boards while the Legislature is not in session.