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975 North Street, Suite 206
Jackson, MS 39202
United States

(601) 352-1160

The role of lobbying today is much more than shaking hands and taking legislators to lunch. Lobbying today is creating strategies for clients that accomplish their goals in the ever-increasingly complex public sector.

Just as a business needs legal and accounting counsel that, in most cases, is outsourced, so too do businesses need assistance in dealing with the various governmental jurisdictions and agencies that play a large role in regulating commerce.

Hayes Dent Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs firm. Our team is comprised of experienced problem-solvers with a record of winning results. Together our team has nearly over thirty years of experience in both the federal and state governments, political campaigns, public relations, grassroots advocacy, economic development, traditional lobbying, crisis management and business development. Throughout that process, we have built a strong network of contacts throughout the state of Mississippi, in Washington, DC and around the country.

Put this experience to work for you and go…Beyond Lobbying

Hayes Dent

Recently named as one of Mississippi's 50 most influential people, Hayes Dent got his first paycheck in politics and government in 1978 at the age of 16. Since then, he’s worked in and managed dozens of political campaigns, led state and federal agencies, worked for two United States Presidents and three Mississippi governors.

After earning a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Mississippi, he joined the United States Army and served in the first Gulf War. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by President George H.W. Bush.

Today, he is the president of Hayes Dent Public Strategies, a public affairs and public relations firm he founded in 2004. His reputation is backed by political and governmental successes earned on regional, statewide, and national platforms. His access to key decisions-makers and voices of influence at all levels of public and private services eclipses the reach of virtually all colleagues in his field. The strategic advice and counsel he offers is considered second to none.

Dent is from Yazoo City, where he lives with his wife, Carolyn Hutcheson Dent. They have three children: Hayes III, Margaret, and Kinkead. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City where serves on the Board of Deacons.