• Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Announces 2022 Board of Directors and Chair, Bill Raymond

    The Biloxi Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Bill Raymond as the chair of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce for 2022.

    A Biloxi native, Raymond is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. His professional history includes 5 years as Downtown Services Manager for the City of Biloxi, which included managing the Main Street Program and the city’s visitor services program, as well as coordinating community special events. He also served as Main Street Executive Director for Greenville, Mississippi for two years.  Presently he is an Executive Planner and serves as the historic preservation officer for the City of Biloxi overseeing development in the City’s six locally designated historical districts and managing the City owned and operated historic properties and museums including the Biloxi Visitors Center and the Old Brick House. 

    Raymond is a board member for Main Street Biloxi, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, Humane Society of South Mississippi, The Peoples Heritage Foundation and Southern Coastal Federal Credit Union. Bill lives in Harrison County with his three fur babies, Rosie Marie, Bruiser and Scarlett Ann. 

    Others serving on the 2022 Biloxi Board of Directors are:

    Justin Chance:  Chair Elect, Hancock Whitney
    Sam Burke: Past Chair, St. Vencent de Paul Community Pharmacy
    Lauren McCrory: VC of Finance, Phelps Dunbar, LLC
    Rachael Seymour Kiesling: Director, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce,  MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce
    Natasha Pickett:  VC of Membership, Praise Temple of Biloxi
    Jessica Gazzo:  VC of Economic Development, Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A.
    Carmelita J. Scott: VC of Military Affairs, Woodforest National Bank
    Jennifer Seymour: VC of Education, Eley Guild Hardy Architects
    Courtney Jacobs:  VC of Small Business, IDR Agency
    LaWanda Jones:  VC of Diversity, American Cancer Society
    Ashley Grayson Briscoe:  VC of Marketing, Southern MS Planning & Development District
    Amy Fayard Bateson:  Board of Directors, Trustmark National Bank
    Arrea’l Bishop:  Board of Directors, City of Biloxi
    Ryan Boudreaux: Board of Directors, BancorpSouth
    Lisa Bradley: Board of Directors, Ingalls Shipbuilding
    Dr. Suzi Brown: Board of Directors, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    Ryan Canon: Board of Directors, Attorney
    Austin Coomer: Board of Directors, Half Shell Oyster House
    Briana Dubaz: Board of Directors, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation
    Christen Duhe: Board of Directors, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    Jennifer Freridge: Board of Directors, William Carey University
    Amber Guess: Board of Directors, Luckies Furniture
    Kevin Kavanagh: Board of Directors
    Damon Penny: Board of Directors, Retired
    Lisa Parker: Board of Directors, Bethel Free Health Clinic
    Jerry Taranto: Board of Directors, Veterans Day Parade  
    Windy Swetman:  Board of Directors, Swetman Security
    Jennifer Walker: Board of Directors,  Mississippi Power Company
    Monica Walker: Board of Directors,  Hope Credit Union
    Andy  Welter: Board of Directors, The Peoples Bank
    Brian Thompson:  Liaison, Keesler Air Force Base
    Kay Miller: Liaison, The City of Biloxi/Main Street
    Lt. Col. Marnee Losurdo: Liaison, Keesler Air Force Base
    Ted Rivera: Liaison, Keesler Air Force Base

    For more information regarding the 2022 Board of Directors of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, visit mscoastchamber.com or call 228-604-0014.

    Please see the attached photo of Bill Raymond.