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. 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 the Louisiana State Museums.
Natalie Mault Mead
Director of Education, Old Governor's Mansion Curator
Natalie Mault Mead joined the FHL staff in January 2016. She works with docents, volunteers, staff, FHL members and tourism officials at FHL headquarters in the Old Governor's Mansion. Mead joins FHL as a professional curator, museum educator, author and lecturer. Mead previously worked with the LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. Mead has had over fifteen years of experience in the museum world, with more than a decade dedicated to the curatorial field.
Front Desk Manager, Membership Coordinator
Selena Grant has worked as the Old Governor's Mansion front desk manager and the shop manager for Preserve Louisiana’s museum shops, located in the State Capitol, since 2001. From Baton Rouge, Grant has studied at Dillard University, The University of Tennessee and Southern University. Before working with FHL, Grant spent 33 years working as a legal secretary for the Louisiana Department of Education. She spends time working with her church providing outreach to the Brookstown area.