• 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.