Kittredge leaves Mississippi State Auditor's Office

Brett Kittredge has left the State Auditor's Office for Empower Mississippi.

Empower is a conservative educational foundation, a conservative advocacy organization and a political action committee.

"By empowering parents with education choice, we tear down barriers and help ensure that every Mississippi child has the opportunity to choose a quality education; by implementing policies that promote economic freedom, we remove obstacles for people to earn a living in a field of their choice; and by advocating for a fiscally responsible state government, we ensure that citizens retain more of their hard-earned money and have the resources to provide for their family," Empower says on its website.

Kittridge, who in addition to being communications director for Auditor Stacey Pickering has had a similar job with the state Republican Party. He is communications director at Empower, too.

“I am excited to be a part of the Empower team as we work to engage citizens in the public policy process and elect legislative candidates who share our values this fall,” Kittredge said.

Kittredge has a bachelor’s from Ole Miss and a master's from Abilene Christian University.

“Brett has been active in the conservative movement for years and we are extremely pleased he is joining the Empower team,” Empower President Grant Callen said. “He brings a breadth of communications experience that will help us expand our reach and advocate for education choice, economic freedom, and fiscal responsibility.”