Meet Hayes Dent

Kinkead Housing Foundation Founder, President at Hayes Dent Public Strategies. Husband, Father, Rabid Mississippian, Combat Veteran, Investor

Hayes @HayesDent.com

A history of political and governmental successes earned on regional, statewide, and national platforms.

Once again 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.


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 are considered second to none.