Our Team


David Hearnes

Executive Director

Mr. Hearnes has a background in academic history and historic preservation with degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. He has been with Blount Mansion since January 2014 and has been the Executive Director since June of 2015.

Michael Jordan

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Mr. Jordan is a former television news anchor and freelance war correspondent who has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the world. Michael earned a master’s degree in public history and worked for five years as public relations director at the Coastal Heritage Society, in Savannah, Georgia. Michael has produced more than thirty documentary films and authored three books about the history of Savannah.


President: Debby Schriver

President-Elect: Dr. Susan Martin

Secretary: Summer McMillan

Treasurer: John McCarty


Dean Burress

Ellen Capito

Kim Denton

Kathryn Good

Stewart Harris

Melody Hawkins

Paul James

Charles Lomax

Mark Love

Dr. Chris Magra

Dr. Susan Martin

Sara Phillips

Sam Pittenger

Brian Pittman

Dean Smith

Debbie Woodiel

Associate Members

Dan Brown

Dean Rice