Fondren’s The Ramey Agency’s President, Jack Garner, is one of three new members recently welcomed to the Mississippi Humanities Council. Funded by Congress through the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mississippi Humanities Council provides public programs in traditional liberal arts disciplines to Mississippi nonprofits. Garner joins 21 Mississippians who serve four-year terms on the Council as volunteers. Five members are appointed by the governor, while the Council elects the remaining members. Half of the members come from the public and half from academic backgrounds.

Garner is a native of Grenada and a graduate of The University of Mississippi. He joined The Ramey Agency in 2001 following a 25-year career with Union Planters Bank, where he served as president and CEO. Garner is a former chairman and current trustee of the Mississippi Museum of Art. He is also a trustee of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. An accomplished artist, Garner has work in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s permanent collection, as well as many private and corporate collections.