Posted by Wes Brooks on May 07, 2019


George Bassi has been the Director of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi, since 1993.  He is a native of Leland, MS, and received his undergraduate degree in business from Delta State University and his Master of Arts degree in mass communications and public relations from The University of Southern Mississippi.
He has more than thirty years of non-profit management and arts administration experience.  George conducts workshops and retreats on fundraising, arts management, public relations & marketing, grant writing and board resources.  He has participated in the National Arts Stabilization project and has authored an article for American Art Review.
He is an accreditation reviewer for the American Association of Museums and a grant reviewer for the Mississippi Arts Commission.  For many years George has been active in the Southeastern Museums Conference, ultimately serving as President in 2010-12.  He is a past president of the Laurel Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He serves on the Mississippi advisory committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is on the Boards of the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters, Economic Development Authority of Jones County where he currently serves as chairman, the Laurel-Jones County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the Pine Belt.