Lynn Fitch

P.O. Box 138
Jackson, MS 39205

Lynn Fitch

State Treasurer

Biographical Information

Lynn Fitch was sworn in as Mississippi’s 54th Treasurer on January 5, 2012.  She attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where she earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate. After graduation, Lynn began practicing law as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office representing financial and economic development state agencies.  She also was in private practice as a bond lawyer with a focus on general and municipal bonds.

In 2009, Lynn was selected by Governor Haley Barbour to serve as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board.  Prior to MSPB, Lynn served as Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.  Lynn has served as Counsel for the Mississippi House of Representatives Ways and Means and Local and Private Legislation Committees.

As the state’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer Fitch serves on numerous boards and commissions. Lynn attended Harvard’s Business School of Management and Leadership Program.  She has also been active in several professional associations including The National Association of State Treasurers, the State Financial Officers Foundation and The Mississippi Bar Association. In 2012, The Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women commended her for outstanding leadership.  The Mississippi Women Lawyers Association selected Lynn as the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of 2012.  She was also recognized as a Woman Trailblazer by the Mississippi Bar Association. Mississippi Business Journal named Lynn as one of Mississippi’s Top 10 Business Women in 2010.  She is also proud to have been named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi in 2013.  Most recently, Lynn was named a Mississippi Bar Fellow and in 2015, she was a Honoree of the Women in Government Leadership Program by Governing Magazine.