Board of Trustees

MDAH is governed by a nine-member board of trustees whose president is Kane Ditto of Jackson. Katie Blount has served as department director since February 2015. The department’s five divisions are responsible for the agency’s sites and programs.

Board

Reuben V. Anderson, Jackson, President 
Nancy Carpenter, Columbus 

Spence Flatgard, Ridgeland 
Betsey Hamilton, New Albany 
Web Heidelberg, Hattiesburg 

Edmond E. Hughes Jr., Ocean Springs 
Mark Keenum, Starkville 

Hilda Cope Povall, Cleveland 
Helen Moss Smith, Natchez 

Director

Katie Blount

Directors Emeritus

H.T. Holmes

Elbert R. Hilliard

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