Mississippi’s citizens can play a powerful role in tackling Mississippi’s greatest challenges. From opioid abuse to human trafficking to consumer protection issues, the Attorney General’s Office seeks to empower Mississippians as individuals and through community groups to be a part of the solutions and advance our State’s best interests.
Public Education & Community Engagement (PEACE)
Johanna is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she obtained her Master of Public Policy and Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.
While in Starkville, Johanna’s career in public service began at The City of Starkville, where she served as the Office Manager and the liaison to the Chief Financial Officer, the Board of Aldermen, and the City Attorney. Upon graduation from her master’s program in 2017, Johanna relocated to Jackson, Mississippi and accepted a position at the Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer, Lynn Fitch.
From 2017-2020, Johanna served as a Marketing Specialist for College Savings Mississippi, Mississippi’s 529 education plans. In this role, she worked to expand the utilization of MPACT and MACS, while also recruiting employers throughout the state to offer the programs as an employee benefit. Ending her tenure at the State Treasurer’s office as the Senior Marketing Specialist, Johanna transitioned to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in 2020 to serve as the Deputy Director of Engagement in the Public Education and Community Engagement (PEACE) division.
As Deputy Director of Engagement, Johanna supported the division by working to develop strategic plans to educate and provide information on various topics affecting Mississippians such as: human trafficking, the opioid epidemic, consumer fraud and scams, and much more. After several years of public service and related experience, Johanna is honored to now serve the State of Mississippi as the Director of Public Education & Community Engagement (PEACE).
As Director of PEACE, Johanna is excited to continue leading the charge in education and awareness initiatives for the Attorney General’s Office. Johanna is a native of Brandon, Mississippi and currently resides in Jackson with her dog, Lady.