MS GULF COAST- The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce and welcome Tracy Yanez, APR, to serve as Director. Tracy recently retired after working with Mississippi Power since 1999 serving as a Corporate Communication Account Executive and a Senior Community Development Coordinator. 

    Prior to Mississippi Power, Tracy worked with the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges as well as Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  She has been involved with numerous professional, civic and community organizations including Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, United Way of South Mississippi, American Cancer Society Harrison County, the Southern Public Relations Federation as well as the Public Relations Association of Mississippi.  Tracy has received numerous awards in the field of public relations and for her community involvement in environmental areas.  Tracy is a 1995 graduate of Southern Miss with a bachelor’s in Journalism. She earned her accreditation in public relations (APR) in 2015.

    “I am excited to have Tracy join the Chamber team.  She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization,” says CEO Adele Lyons. “Tracy has been involved in many organizations on the Coast so her resources will be well utilized with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.”

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