The Mississippi Executive Director of Employment Security
is a state executive position in the Mississippi state government.
The Executive Director oversees the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), a federally funded state agency that became an Executive Office of the Governor in 2004.
The current officeholder is Les Range. He was appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour in 2009.
The Executive Director of Employment Security is appointed by the Mississippi Governor.
In 2010, the Mississippi Executive Director of Employment Security was paid an estimated $122,000 according to the Council of State Governments.
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Office of the Governor
1235 Echelon Parkway
P.O. Box 1699
Jackson, MS 39215-1699