FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2006
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS SMITH TO HOME CORPORATION BOARD
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of William Smith, a Jackson attorney, to the Mississippi Home Corporation Board. The mission of the MHC is to provide every Mississippian with an opportunity for safe, decent affordable housing.
“William is a good choice to fill this position,” Governor Barbour said. “He is well-qualified to handle the issues of this board, and I am confident he will be an asset to the other board members as well as the citizens of Mississippi.”
Smith practiced law with Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, for 23 years and chaired one of the firm’s two litigation sections and its environmental group. In 1998, he left Brunini to become general counsel of Mississippi Chemical Corporation until 2003, when he re-entered private practice with Smith, Reeves & Yarborough, PLLC. Smith is registered with the Mississippi Bar Association and the Northern and Southern District Federal Courts. A member of the American Association of Conflict Resolution, he is also a board member of the State Board of Bar Commissioners.
Smith graduated from Mississippi State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science, and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi.