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Tom Pittman

Community Foundation of NW Mississippi, Co-Incorporator, President & CEO

Tom Pittman was co-incorporator of the Community Foundation in 2002 and served as its first volunteer chairman before becoming its first full-time president and CEO in 2004. He oversees the growth and operations of the foundation under the direction of the Board of Directors. Previously, he was publisher and editor of the DeSoto Times after serving as general manager and editor of the Daily Journal in Tupelo. During that time, he served as president of the Mississippi Press Association and on the National Newspaper Leadership Council.

Tom serves on the boards of several prominent statewide efforts such as chairing the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers, Entergy Mississippi’s advisory board and a director of Mississippi Today, the state’s non-profit digital news source. He was a charter board member for the DeSoto Arts Council, DeSoto Health and Wellness Center, and the North Mississippi Health Foundation. He previously served on the board of Directors for the CREATE, the community foundation for northeast Mississippi. A native Mississippian, he earned degrees from the University of Mississippi in sociology and Emory University in theology. He is married to Cyndi and has four children.

Leadership, Alphabetical

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Hugh Arant, Jr.

Raymond Christman

Jerry Damerow

John C. Edwards

Kim Evans

Bob Fisher

Donna Gambrell

Sarah Gentry

Amanda Johnson

Glendell Jones, Jr.

Aurelia Jones-Taylor

Daniel Koehler

Michael Montgomery

Walter Morris, Jr.

Mike Myers

Karama Neal

John T. Olaimey

Andrea Parnell

Walt Patterson

Tom Pittman

James L. Prouty

Mary Gay Shipley

Susan Smith

Darryl Swinton

Sherman Tate

Diane Tatum

Clark Tennyson

Freddye Webb-Petett

Christopher W. Wewers

Darrin L. Williams