• Leadership Gulf Coast Announces 2019-2020 Class

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced the 30th class of local business and community leaders selected to participate in its Leadership Gulf Coast program.

    “Leadership Gulf Coast welcomed its 30th class of business and community leaders from across South Mississippi,” said Adele Lyons, Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got another impressive class of 39 individuals who will engage in issues and opportunities facing the Mississippi Gulf Coast while building the important relationships needed to help bring solution to some of our area’s greatest challenges.”

    Selected for the 2019-2020 Leadership Gulf Coast Class are:

    • Roy Anderson, IV, AnderCorp
    • Michael Ashworth, Chemours
    • Becky Bennett, Landry’s Inc. (Morton’s The Steakhouse)
    • Hope Blankenship, To the Rescue Bookkeeping, LLC
    • Fatina Brave, Huntington Ingalls Industries
    • Paige Bromen, Pass Christian Public School District
    • Derek Bullock, Harrison County Utility Authority
    • Dr. Rachael Butler, Coastal Family Health Center, Inc.
    • Chris Carlisle, W.G. Yates & Sons Construction
    • Jordan Church, Piltz, Williams, LaRosa & Co.
    • Antje Desilets, IP Casino Resort Spa
    • Steven Dick, Mississippi Power
    • Cecilia Dobbs Walton, City of Biloxi
    • Briana Dubaz, Eley Guild Hardy Architects
    • John Watson Galloway, Roy Anderson Corp.
    • Amanda Griffin, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    • Daniel Hamburg, Eley Guild Hardy Architects
    • Alesia Haynes-McCook, William Carey University
    • Tiffiny Hoyett, The Real Estate Market Place
    • Christy Ireland, The Peoples Bank Biloxi
    • LaWanda Jones, American Cancer Society
    • Johanna King, C Spire
    • Nita Kuhner, Hancock Whitney Bank
    • Phillippe Michel, Coast Electric Power Association
    • Nick Moody, Machado-Patano, PLLC
    • Nacol Olsen Palmer, Keesler Federal Credit Union
    • Craig Petersen, Gulfport Police Dept.
    • Kimberly Phillips, Coast Electric Power Association
    • Dr. Kimberly Rasmussen, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
    • Randy Richardson, Power Mark Properties
    • Stacey Riley, Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence
    • Gabrielle Rose, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
    • Thomas Schmidt, AVL Wealthcare, LLC
    • Shay Smith, Harrah’s Gulf Coast
    • Nick Strayham, Lamey Electric Inc.
    • Cassi Thompson, City of D’Iberville
    • Katie Widdows, Hancock Whitney Bank
    • Keith Williams, Jr., Community Bank
    • Regina Wood, BancorpSouth Bank

    Leadership Gulf Coast, a division of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is a program designed to prepare the area’s current and potential leaders for the future. The program’s goal is to understand real problems and opportunities in the local community, and to create a communication network between present and emerging leaders dedicated to the improvement of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. More than 1,000 leaders have graduated from the program since its inception in 1990.

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