Senior Vice President, ViaPath Technologies
Former Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Corrections
Pelicia Hall serves as the Senior Vice President for ViaPath Technologies, formerly Global Tel-Link (GTL), an innovation leader in correctional technology. In this role, Hall heads up the corporation’s Government Affairs Division with responsibility for ViaPath’s legislative, regulatory, and policy goals. She works with state, local, and federal governments as well as key internal and external stakeholders.
Hall, honored in 2017 as a Legal Trailblazer in Jackson, MI, was Mississippi’s first female Commissioner of Corrections, having been appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant in March 2017. She served Mississippi in that role until January 2020. She also served in numerous government positions as legal counsel. These include Chief of Staff at the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Lead Counsel for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and Special Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General.
Hall began her government career after six years of private sector practice with the Jackson law firm of Page, Kruger & Holland, where she litigated cases involving personal injury claims, employment discrimination, contract disputes, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, and general tort litigation. Overall, she has nearly 20 years of legal experience in both government and the private sector in a wide variety of disciplines and is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts. Before litigating cases on both the state and federal levels, she was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi and Hinds County Circuit Court.
Hall is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Magnolia Bar Association, the Capital Area Bar Association, the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the American Correctional Association, the Correctional Leaders Association, and the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, where she currently serves as President-Elect. Hall also serves as Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the Alcorn National Alumni Association and is a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson.
Hall earned a Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alcorn State University. She is a proud native of Shubuta, MS.