Speaker Date Topic
Mandy Sisson Nov 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Mustard Seed
THANSKGIVING Nov 22, 2018 12:00 PM
MEC Tour - Scott Waller Nov 29, 2018 12:00 PM
MEC Tour
Malcolm White Dec 06, 2018 12:00 PM
"The Artful Evolution of Hal and Mal's"
"The Artful Evolution of Hal and Mal's"

Malcolm White leads the Mississippi Arts Commission as Executive Director. He previously held the position from 2005 – 2012, after which he became director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division. While there, White developed and implemented plans to create economic growth and opportunities through tourism, the creative economy and promoted the state as a travel destination and film location. Prior to his tenure at MAC, he worked in the hospitality industry, running a popular restaurant and founding special events and festivals throughout the state.

A native of Stone County, Mississippi, White holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from the University of Southern Mississippi. His book, "The Artful Evolution of Hal & Mal's," a collaboration with artist Ginger Williams Cook, was published in early 2018 by University Press of Mississippi and tells about the people, the place, and the history of Hal & Mal's, an iconic institution in downtown Jackson.