The Mississippi Museum of Art announced the addition of four new trustees — Isaac K. Byrd Jr., Harold G. Corbin, Katherine McRae and Arthur D. Spratlin Jr.
Byrd is a trial lawyer and founder of Byrd and Associates in Jackson. He is active in numerous civic, humanitarian and cultural organizations, including the Greater Jackson Arts Council, Mississippi Opera, New Stage Theatre, Ballet Mississippi and the Margaret Walker-Alexander National Research Center. Byrd is a graduate of Tougaloo College, which inducted him into its National Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2002. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University Law School.
Corbin is a Lambert native and Madison resident. He is managing member of Corbin & Associates PLLC, CPAs. He received a bachelor’s degree (accounting with honors) from Delta State University and he holds CPA certificates in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Corbin, a long-time patron of the museum, is actively involved in the Museum’s New Collectors Club. He also serves as president of the Madison ARK (animal rescue kennel), and is immediate past president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mississippi Chapter.
McRae is a native of Vero Beach, Fla. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in English and of the University of Southern California where she earned her master’s degree in public relations. She serves as project manager in communications with the Mississippi Development Authority-Disaster Recovery Division. McRae also sits on the board of Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson.
Spratlin, a Calhoun County native, is associated with the law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC. He received his bachelor of accountancy and J. D. from the University of Mississippi. He served as business manager of the Mississippi Law Journal (1990-91) and attended Downing College, Cambridge Summer Session in 1989. His professional affiliations and memberships include the American Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, Mississippi Bar and the Capital Area Bar Association.
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