Jason Osborne appointed to MACMR

23-27-CWS | August 7, 2023

BILOXI, Miss. – Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed Jason Osborne to the Mississippi Advisory Commission on Marine Resources (MACMR) representing nonprofit environmental organizations.


Osborne was sworn in at the MACMR meeting held July 18. He will serve a four-year term that will end June 30, 2027.


Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Osborne has nearly 30 years of experience in national and international government affairs having served in senior roles in U.S. presidential and international administrations. Osborne’s first job out of college was working for former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, who was the original co-author/sponsor of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Osborne worked with Senator Stevens on the 1996 amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens act during his time in the Senator’s office.


Additionally, Osborne has been a Special Attaché to all five U.S. territories, an advisor to political parties and governments throughout the world, an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a spokesperson on CNN, MSNBC and other national media outlets.


Osborne, who resides in Waveland with his wife, Margo, and children, Hudson and Reagan, is a Patron Member with the Coastal Conservation Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and his master’s degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.


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