Anna Ehrgott, of Jackson, Miss., has been named communications director of the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Ehrgott previously served as digital media strategist for Mississippi Development Authority where she was primarily responsible for promoting Mississippi’s business advantages and quality of life through MDA’s digital and social media assets. She brings eight years of public relations experience to MAC and has written two winning entries for the Public Relations Association of Mississippi Prism awards, including one “Best of Show.”
As communications director, Ehrgott will lead the promotional efforts for Mississippi Arts Commission by telling the stories of MAC artists and arts organizations through print, broadcast, social and digital media. She will plan and manage public-facing events such as the annual Arts Day at the Capitol advocacy event and the Governor’s Arts Awards, MAC’s signature annual event which recognizes outstanding contributors of the arts.
Ehrgott will also produce the MAC Teaching and Artist Roster, a juried directory, as well as manage the schedule for “Mississippi Arts Hour,” MAC’s weekly radio show on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
“We are excited to welcome Anna to the Mississippi Arts Commission,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “She has the experience and skills to shine a spotlight on Mississippi’s rich creative culture, giving it the recognition it deserves.”
Ehrgott has a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Mississippi College and a bachelor’s degree in English from Millsaps College. She began her new role with MAC April 17, 2017.