Mississippi Children's Museum


Honorary Chairs

Linda Grant
Active Community Volunteer

Melanie Mitchell
Active Community Volunteer

Advisory Committee

Dr. Terry Dale Cruse, Chairman
Administrative Director and Head of Campus, Mississippi State University-Meridian

Hallie Pearson Swindoll, Secretary
Pearson & Company Insurance

John Anderson
President/CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center

Dr. Amy Carter
Superintendent of Meridian Public School District

David Hall
President/CEO of Hall Timberlands

Kelvin Jackson
Supervisory District Conservationist for the USDA/Natural Resources Conservations Service

Eddie Kelly
Active Community Member

Dustin Markham
Attorney at Law

Jim McGinnis, III
President and CEO of McGinnis Lumber Company

Jenn Northam
Junior Auxiliary Representative

Beth Whitehead
Active Community Volunteer, MCM-Meridian Partners President

Leigh Anne Whittle
Active Community Volunteer

Building & Site Committees

Brooke Chamblee
Brooke Chamblee Interiors

Bill Cooke
MCM Board
Retired CEO, Cooke Construction

David Hall
President/CEO of Hall Timberlands

Ricky Hood
CEO, East Mississippi Boys & Girls Club

Jim McGinnis
President and CEO, McGinnis Lumber Company

Hallie Phillips
Bella G, Owner; Wilson Real Estate Agent

Don Rogers
Attorney at Law

Terrell Temple
President of Engineering Plus

MCM-M Staff

Elizabeth Vise Wilson
Executive Director


Beth Whitehead, V.P. Meridian
Active Community Member

Lindsey Aull, Hospitality
Active Community Member

Dr. Patty Ann Bogue, Promotions
Instructor, Mississippi State University

Lou Ann Lamar, Outreach
Active Community Member

Kristen Smith, V.P. Fundraising
Director of Marketing, Glass Inc.

Hallie Swindoll; V.P. Finance
Pearson & Company Insurance

Educational Advisory Committee

Win Maxey Shumate – MCM Education Advisory Board Member
Meridian Community College, Early Childhood Education Technology; and BEEP Project Coordinator

Founding Advisory Committee

Kim Bowers
Kimberly Denison, General Chair
Elizabeth Vise Wilson