Our Team

Executive Staff


Director of Communications + Programs

Director of Operations + Human Resources

Director of Finance

Director of Development


Wendy Agrusa
Visitor Services Manager

Paula Chance
Graphic Designer

Margo Evans
Membership Manager

Marty Gamblin
Consultant – Hall of Fame/Walk of Fame

Ethan Grisham
Administrative Assistant/Event Rentals

KellyJean Hills
Volunteer Coordinator

LaQuinton Holliday
Data Specialist/ Preparator/Exhibit Maintenance 

Kasey Mosley
Youth Educator

Stacey Peralta
Curator of Exhibitions

Theodore Reynolds
Facility Manager

Elizabeth Williams
Community Engagement Coordinator

Stanley Wright
Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk

Board of Directors

  • Fred Wile, Chair, Meridian
  • Melanie Mitchell, Vice Chair, Meridian
  • Marian Barksdale, Secretary, Oxford
  • Archie Anderson, Treasurer, Starkville
  • Shawn Brevard, Tupelo
  • Sheryl Davidson, Meridian
  • Ralph Eubanks, Washington, DC
  • Veldore Young Graham, Meridian
  • Checky Herrington, Starkville
  • Craig Hitt (Ex Officio), Meridian
  • Eddie Kelly, Meridian
  • Annie McMillan, Meridian
  • Sammy Moon, Jackson
  • Dede Mogollon, Meridian
  • Joe Norwood, Meridian
  • Lisa Rice, Madison
  • Caroline Cannada Rush, Meridian
  • Kelly Swain, Meridian
  • Millie Swan, Hattiesburg
  • Barbara Thomas, Meridian
  • Billy Thornton, Gulfport
  • Duffee Williams, Meridian
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