Holly Lange, a key part of the festival since its start, takes a page from years of experience in event management, fundraising, volunteer coordination and public relations. Her role continues a narrative thread of engagement with projects unique to the state, including the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History, B.B. King Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art Centennial and Crossroads Film Festival.
Kristen Guinn writes a new chapter in marketing and communications, to add to her more than 25 years of experience with national periodicals and her leadership roles with the Bookfriends at University Press of Mississippi and Friends of the Library at Ole Miss.
Patty Bolian channels her business and leadership skills with a passion to empower communities, organizing hundreds of events for non-profit organizations.