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
Hilda Cope Povall, Cleveland, Vice President

Nancy Carpenter, Columbus
Kimberly Campbell, Jackson 
Betsey Hamilton, New Albany 
Web Heidelberg, Hattiesburg
Edmond E. Hughes Jr., Ocean Springs 
Mark Keenum, Starkville
Helen Moss Smith, Natchez


Katie Blount

Directors Emeritus

H.T. Holmes
Elbert R. Hilliard


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