FROM MDAH RELEASES â€” Katherine Drayne Blount has been named the seventh director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The Board of Trustees made the decision at a special meeting on September 4. Current director H.T. Holmes will continue to serve in the position until January 31, 2015.
â€œKatie Blountâ€™s twenty years of experience working with all divisions and programs of MDAH gives her a thorough understanding of the department,â€ said MDAH board president Kane Ditto. â€œI am confident that under her leadership the department will continue to build on the progress made by Hank Holmes over the last decade and embrace new opportunities to strengthen the services it offers the people of Mississippi.â€