Board of Directors

Philip Shirley, Jackson, MS

Philip Shirley, Jackson, MS

Philip Shirley is an author of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as the CEO of GodwinGroup, the South's oldest ad agency. Over the past decade he has published a collection of short stories, Oh Don’t You Cry For Me (a finalist for the Jefferson Prize), a social history of baseball titled Sweet Spot: 125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger (with Triumph Books of Random House) co-authored with David Magee, and in 2012 a novel, The White Lie, released by Mindbridge Press. (Photo by Kyle Newton)