Board of Trustees

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


Spence Flatgard, Ridgeland, President
Nancy Carpenter, Columbus, Vice President
Reginald Buckley, Jackson
Carter Burns, Natchez
Betsey Hamilton, New Albany 
Mark E. Keenum, Starkville
Lucius M. Lampton, Magnolia
TJ Taylor, Madison


Katie Blount

Director Emeritus

H.T. Holmes


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