• Military One Coast Announces 2022 Board of Directors and Chair, Jerry Taranto

    Military One Coast is pleased to announce the 2022 Board of Directors and Chair, Jerry Taranto.

    Taranto is currently a part-time consultant with experience in managing comprehensive public relations programs, congressional relations, contingency/crisis response actions and special event planning. He is an Air Force veteran who has served more than 30 years as a public affairs specialist both in uniform and as a government employee.

    Taranto, a Biloxi, Miss. native, is Vice President of the Gulf Coast Veterans Parade and a board member of the Biloxi Chamber. In 2018 he served as the sponsorship and media coordinator for the Blues Over Biloxi Airshow.

    He graduated with a marketing degree from Western Governor’s University, UT in 2016 and is a graduate of Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi, Coast Chamber’s Leadership Gulf Coast and Gulf Coast Business Council’s Masters Leadership Program.

    Others serving on the 2022 Board of Directors are:

    Bonnie Sine:  Past Chair, Nextaff Gulf Coast
    Kimberly Rasmussen: Board Member, Pugh’s Florist
    Nell Schmidt: Board Member, Keesler Federal Credit Union
    Elliott Voivedich: Board Member, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    DeAnn Alewine: Board Member, Gulfport Behavioral Health
    Butch Simpson: Gulfport Appointed, Negrotto’s Gallery Framing + Art
    Carmelita Scott: Biloxi Appointed, Woodforest National Bank

    For more information regarding the 2022 Board of Directors of Military One Coast, visit mscoastchamber.com or call 228-604-0014.

    Please see the attached photo of Jerry Taranto.