Festival Staff

CO- ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

  • Dr. Jay Dean
  • Dr. Mike Lopinto

FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HCA

  • Dr. Jay Dean

HCA SPONSORS / DONOR RELATIONS / OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

  • Rachel Ciraldo

FESTIVALCOORDINATORS

FestivalHeadliners

  • Dr. Jay Dean
  • Dr. Mike Lopinto

FestivalMusic

  • Dr. Theresa Sanchez
  • Jorge Gonzalez, FestivalSouth Orchestral Academy

FestivalSouth Youth Programs

  • Dr. Jennifer Bruton, FestivalSouth Youth Ambassadors
  • Jennifer Clark, Artie Opening Event
  • Ellen Hunter Ruffin, Artie Reads

FestivalFavorites

  • Angela Davis-Morris, Festival5K
  • Sid Gonsoulin, FestivalGolf Classic
  • David Gustafson, Best of the Pine Belt Events
  • Randy Swan, FestivalSpeaks

FestivalDance

  • Cydney McGee

FESTIVAL LOGISTICS

  • Harlan Mapp
  • David Walker

FESTIVAL CONCIERGE

  • Mandie McKenzie

FESTIVAL PR/MARKETING

  • Dr. Mike Lopinto
  • Brett Barnes
  • Caitlin Finch
  • Gage Hensarling
  • Lily Wicktom

HCA FINANCIAL

  • Carolyn McLarnan

EVENT SUPPORT STAFF

  • Youth Ambassadors

FESTIVALSOUTH COMMITTEE

  • Tay Baucum
  • Tinyke Cooper
  • Sarah Dixon
  • Carole Marshall
  • Stacie Pierce

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part,
from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.