Nic Lott was born in Taylorsville, Mississippi and he was the first black student to have been elected student body president at the University of Mississippi at Oxford. Lott defeated five other candidates in the race at an institution once characterized by its strong support of segregation.Lott previously worked under former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (no relation), and U.S. Representative J.C. Watts of Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district, an African-American who left Congress in 2003. He has interned in The White House in 2001 under U.S. President George W. Bush. During the 2003 Mississippi gubernatorial campaign, Lott was director of youth outreach for the successful GOP nominee, Haley Barbour. Following Barbour’s victory over incumbent Democratic Governor Ronnie Musgrove, Lott joined Barbour’s administration as senior advisor for communications and public safety issues for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He also served as an administrator for the Office of Justice Programs under the Department of Public Safety. He is the former state chairman for the Mississippi Young Republicans and former state chairman for the Mississippi College Republicans.An alumnus of the U. S. Senate’s African-American Leadership Summit, Lott is included in Who’s Who in Black Mississippi, Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal, VIP Magazine’s “Top 10 Fascinating People” and the Business Chronicle’s “Young Guns: Top Business and Community Leaders.” He currently serves on the advisory committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the board of the Congress of Racial Equality. He is a member of the boards of the Mississippi Community Education Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi, the United Way of America, Leadership Greater Jackson Executive Committee, Coalition of Young Conservative Leaders, Young Leaders in Philanthropy, United Healthcare Advisory Board, and the University of Mississippi Central Alumni Board. He is a former member of the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board. Lott currently is a Government Affairs & Communications Consultant. Former Republican congressional, gubernatorial, and state economic development staff. TV/radio commentator. Appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Sirius XM, and local media. Mississippi native.