• Military One Coast Announces 2023 Chair, Jerry Taranto and Board of Directors

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Jerry Taranto as the chair of the Military One Coast for 2023.

    Jerry, a Biloxi native, is on the board of directors for the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. In 2018 he served as the sponsor and coordinator for the Blues Over Biloxi Airshow.
    Jerry Taranto is a part-time consultant and content writer with experience 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 in uniform and as a civilian government employee.

    He graduated with a B.S. 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 2023 Military One Coast Board of Directors are:

    Mr. Jerry Taranto: Chair, The Talking Oyster
    Ms. Bonnie Sine: Past Chair, Nextaff Gulf Coast
    Dr. Kimberly Rasmussen: Board Member, Pugh's Florist
    Mr. Elliott Voivedich: Board Member, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Ms. DeAnn Alewine: Board Member, Gulfport Behavioral Health
    Ms. April Sanderson: Board Member, Change Your Legacy, LLC Tranont
    Ms. Regina Hansen: Board Member, AlphaCare Urgent Care Gulfport
    Ms. Annette Szobar: Board Member, LegalShield
    Mr. Butch Simpson: Gulfport-appointed, Negrott's Frame + Art
    Ms. Arrea'l Bishop: Biloxi-appointed, City of Biloxi
    Ms. Amber Olsen: Coast Chamber, nonvoting, Nextaff Gulf Coast