Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Announces 2022 Board of Directors and Chair, Johnny Olsen
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 2022 Chair is John “Johnny” Olsen Jr., AIA, Principal Architect, of LPK Architects P.A. in Gulfport.
Olsen is a native of Pascagoula and a graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design. With over 20 years of professional experience, he is responsible for project management, administration, and marketing for LPK’s Mississippi Gulf Coast office.
A registered Architect in Mississippi and Tennessee and graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast, Olsen has served on the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce board of directors since 2017 and primarily led its fundraising efforts, including two practically new events in 2021. He previously served on the Gulfport Main Street Association Board of Directors, including 6 years as president. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Olsen was instrumental in the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Harrison County and specifically within the City of Gulfport in the years following Hurricane Katrina.
Olsen lives in Gulfport with his wife, Amy, and they have three children, Alaina, Charlie and Finley.
Others serving on the 2022 Gulfport Chamber Board of Directors are:
Nikki Johns: Past Chair, AGJ Sytems
John Payton Hood: Chair Elect, Hancock Whitney
Tracy Yanez: Gulfport Chamber Director, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Dr. Tom Wade: Vice Chair of Finance, Gulf States Engineering
Regina Wood: Vice Chair of Education, BancorpSouth
Butch Simpson: Vice Chair of Military Affairs, Negrotto’s Gallery & Fine Arts
Chris Estrade: Vice Chair of Small Business & Economic Development, Hancock Whitney
Dr. Cedric Bradley: Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Bryan Jacobs: Vice Chair of Membership, State Farm Insurance
Brandi Hough: Vice Chair of Communications and Marketing, Harrison County Economic Development Commission
Thomas Allen: Board Member, Eley Guild Hardy Architects, P.A.
Penny Bishop: Board Member, RPM Pizza
Sandy Comer-East: Board Member, Gulfport School District
Katie Ellis: Board Member, Ace Data Storage
Kaila Moran Griffith: Board Member, Mississippi Power
Will Harvey: Board Member, Coastal Family Health Centers
Josh McCall: Board Member, WXXV-TV
Chaille Munn: Board Member, Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Janell Nolan: Board Member, Coast Electric Power Association
Lauren SantaCruz: Board Member, Memorial Hospital
Emily Sham: Board Member, Two Men and a Truck
Kendra Simpson: Board Member, Mississippi Aquarium
Kathy Wall: Board Member, M2 Media Corp.
Stacey Weaver: Board Member, Singing River Health System
Brian Lamar: Ex-Officio, Naval Construction Battalion Center
Jase Payne: Ex-Officio, City of Gulfport – Mayor’s Office
Deputy Chief Craig Petersen: Ex-Officio, City of Gulfport Police Department
Jennifer Lee: Honorary Member, Island View Casino Resort
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 Johnny Olsen.