Executive & Management Team

Laura Hipp

Laura Hipp

Chief Marketing Officer
Mississippi Development Authority

Laura Hipp serves as chief marketing officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. In this role she oversees marketing and communication for economic development and tourism.

Hipp has extensive experience shaping communications and public policy strategy. She was director of communications for Gov. Tate Reeves when he served as lieutenant governor and worked with elected officials and the private sector. She previously served as director of communications for former Gov. Haley Barbour.

She worked for 10 years as an award-winning reporter in Mississippi and Texas, including at The Clarion Ledger and Austin Business Journal. She has a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech University.