Leadership Gulf Coast is pleased to announce Lauren Clark Santa Cruz as the 2024 Leadership Gulf Coast Chair. Lauren Clark Santa Cruz is the Regional Marketing Manager for the Mississippi Region of Hancock Whitney Corporation. A lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Lauren is a double graduate from William Carey University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. A solution-oriented leader with over 15 years of community relations and event planning experience, Lauren has worked in various industries along the Gulf Coast, including state government, gaming, nonprofits, healthcare, and banking/finance. Lauren is a graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast.
She was named a Top 50 Distinguished Leading Business Woman by the Mississippi Business Journal. Lauren was recognized for the Top 10 Under 40 One Coast Awards and was awarded the Coast Young Professionals MVP Award. She was named a STAR employee at Memorial Hospital for her outstanding leadership, attitude, and respect for others. She is a current board member of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center and Christmas on the Bayou. Lauren volunteers with the American Heart Association, Extra Table-March for Mayors, as well as St. James Elementary School. Lauren resides in Gulfport with her daughter and 2 dogs.
2024 Leadership Gulf Coast Board of Directors
Andy Ratcliffe, Past Board Chair
Lauren Santa Cruz, Chair
Carrie Fish, Program Chair
Keith Williams, Jr., Board Chair Elect
Andy Davis, Policy & Procedure Chair
Dr. Racheal Butler, Treasurer
LeAnna Morgan Saucier
Camille Covington Smith
Dr. Alesia Haynes
For more information regarding the 2024 Leadership Gulf Coast Board of Directors, visit mscoastchamber.com or call 228-604-0014.