Mississippi Veterans Affairs Executive Director Stacey Pickering has been named the vice president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs – Southeast Region.
In this voluntary role, Pickering will represent the following 11 states and territories: Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This leadership position allows Pickering to advocate for veterans and address their needs concerning national policies and programs.
“I am honored to represent Mississippi and the entire southeastern region in my role as vice president,” he said in a statement. “It is my goal to ensure that our veterans and their families, not just in Mississippi, get the superior service, care and assistance they deserve.”
Pickering served as Mississippi state auditor for a decade before becoming the executive director of Mississippi Veterans Affairs in 2018.