Fairleigh Jackson joined Preserve Louisiana as the organization’s second Executive Director in September 2015. She has a 10-year record of service to area and statewide non-profit organizations, including serving as director of Member Services for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations. She has also served as a director of Advancement with the LSU Museum of Art and director for the Community Fund for the Arts. She is a graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber's Leadership Program, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, and a recipient of the Baton Rouge Business Report's Top 40 Under Forty and Forum 35's BR Original Award. She is co-owner of the Creative Bloc, a newly rehabilitated mid-century building on Main Street in Baton Rouge that now houses a collective of creatives in a collaborative work environment. Fairleigh has served on the board of directors of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and currently serves on the executive committee and as chair of the collections committee for the Louisiana State Museum system. She also chairs the board of Louisiana Citizens for Culture.
Natalie Mault Mead
Director of Education, Old Governor's Mansion Curator
Natalie Mault Mead works with docents, volunteers, staff, Preserve Louisiana members and tourism officials at Preserve Louisiana headquarters in the Old Governor's Mansion. Mead joins Preserve Louisiana as a professional curator, museum educator, author and lecturer.
Allie Wester was brought to the Preserve Louisiana team in 2007 to coordinate our Annual Old Governor’s Mansion’s (OGM) Gala. Allie then co-created the OGM Something Old, Something New Bridal Event which is a unique bridal show where the Mansion is dressed up as a wedding reception. Allie also produces the Ultimate Bridal Show that is a full vendor trade show with a runway fashion show in the Rose Garden and has been an annual event at the Mansion for 10 years. With 22 years of bridal and event experience, Allie is considered one of the top wedding experts in South Louisiana and is now the official Events Director at the Mansion.
Front Desk Manager, Membership Coordinator
Grant has been a part of Preserve Louisiana / Old Governor’s Mansion team for over 10 years. Formerly the Museum Gift Shops Manager, she is passionate about Louisiana. She enjoys meeting and greeting tourists while helping make their visit to the Baton Rouge area memorable.
Maleiya Porter-Jones received her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication/Public Relations from Dillard University and Master's Degree in Mass Communication/Strategic Communication from LSU. She currently creates content for social media, events and public engagement.