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Tom Pearson returning to state arts commission

Hattiesburg native Tom Pearson will return to Mississippi to head the state arts agency after a quarter-century in arts education and leadership in Florida. He starts Aug. 1. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 58-year-old Pearson has been named the executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission following a six-month search that netted 174 applicants nationwide. Pearson’s most recent position is arts ...

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Mississippi Arts Commission names Tom Pearson as its new executive director

JACKSON, Mississippi —  The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Board of Commissioners has named Dr. Tom Pearson, a native of Hattiesburg, as the agency’s new Executive Director. Pearson will begin his new position in early August, and will work with the Board and the 12 member staff to plan for the future of the agency. “After six months of diligent work ...

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