FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2005

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS TIGNER TO ARTS COMMISSION

(Jackson, Miss.)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Carla Carruth Tigner, of Brookhaven, to the Mississippi Arts Commission. This commission is designed to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of Mississippi performing, visual, and literary arts and public interest and participation.

“Carla has a sincere love for Mississippi arts and culture,” Governor Barbour said. “I feel confident she will serve the people of Mississippi well while serving on this commission.”

Tigner is co-host of the statewide radio and television show, “Listen to the Eagle,” and is involved with the Marketing Committee of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center. Additionally, she served on the parent and community board of the Mississippi School of the Arts. Tigner worked as a public relations account representative for Luckey and Forney Advertising in Birmingham, Ala., and is currently writing a children’s book. She has co-written several songs with her father, Paul Ott, and worked on a children’s cookbook with the late Cajun cook, Justin Wilson. Her experience with communications also includes appearing in and producing television commercials.

A graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications, she is married to Bill Tigner. Together, they have two children: Drew Holland, 14, and William Carruth, 12.

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Governor Haley Barbour
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