Board of Directors
Laurie Burton, Past President
Laurie Burton is the Costing Manager at Garan Manufacturing, an international clothing manufacturer, where she’s been employed for the past twenty-three years. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Mississippi State University and during her
professional career has worked as a Quality Auditor and an Industrial Engineer. Also an artist, Laurie sculpts and paints, has been in many area art shows, and in 2014 was the focus of a one man show at Mississippi State University. Laurie volunteers her energy and time to the Cotton District Arts Festival and other arts related events. She is founder and Co-chair of Art in the Park Children's Art Festival.
Connor Guyton, Secretary
Connor Guyton received a scholarship from SAAC in 2008 to attend college for a degree in Communication, emphasis in journalism and public relations.
Connor began volunteering with SAAC in spring 2013 by helping with culinary events during the Everything Garden Expo and Taste of Starkville. After only a few short months of being a volunteer, she was asked to join the publicity committee, the board of directors and the executive board.
She now serves as the secretary of SAAC.
2015-2016 Board Members
Henri Sue Kennard