A native of Moss Point, Mississippi, Cory Wilson graduated from Moss Point High School in 1988 and went on to graduate summa cum laude in Economics from the Ole Miss School of Business in 1992. He received his law degree from the Yale Law School in 1995.
Cory also advises clients on corporate governance, administrative and regulatory compliance, business formation, and general business counsel.
After clerking for the Honorable Emmett R. Cox, Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Cory practiced law with two firms in Jackson from 1996 to 2008. In 2005, Cory was selected as one of twelve White House Fellows, serving from 2005 to 2006 as a special assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. As part of the White House Fellowship, Cory traveled on policy-related trips across the United States, Europe, North Africa, and Latin America.
Cory served from 2008 to 2011 as Chief of Staff for Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Cory managed day to day operations of the agency, including elections issues. In October 2008, Cory staffed five Secretaries of State from around the country on a trip to bases in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany to study military voting procedures.
In 2011, Cory returned to private practice. From 2014-2015, Cory also served as Senior Advisor and Counsel to Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch, while maintaining his law practice on a part-time basis.
Cory was elected to a four-year term in the Mississippi House of Representatives on November 3, 2015. Cory represents District 73, covering portions of Madison County.
Cory has served as chair of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, is active in the Madison County Business League & Foundation, and has served on the board of directors of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Madison County Republican Executive Committee. Cory is a 2001 graduate of the Leadership Mississippi Program, during which he met his wife Stephanie. The Wilsons live in Madison County and have one son.