Senior Alabama U.S. Senator Richard Shelby on Tuesday announced Blair Bailey has joined his Washington, D.C. office as communications director.
Previously, the press secretary for Mississippi-Republican, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, Bailey is a native of Jackson, Miss.
“Blair’s experience on Capitol Hill and extensive knowledge of issues impacting our nation’s southern states will help strengthen my efforts to serve the people of Alabama,” Shelby said in a press release. “I look forward to working with her and know she will serve as a critical part of our daily operations.”
Prior to joining Wicker’s office in March 2015, Bailey spent a year working as the communications manager for the American Beverage Association where she led internal communications and worked closely with state associations from the southeastern region. She also spent more than two years assisting multiple principals at BGR Group, a Washington-based government affairs and strategic communications firm founded by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.
Upon moving to D.C., Bailey was a press intern in the office of Mississippi-Republican, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran after finishing her degree at the University of Mississippi.