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Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce elects 2019 board and president

Kathy Springer

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Kathy Pizzetta Springer, Chief Executive Officer at United Way of South Mississippi will serve as the 2019 President of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the United Way, Springer was the Assistant Hospital Administrator at Merit Health Biloxi, working in Compliance and Privacy. Throughout her career, she has served the United Way of South Mississippi as a Loaned Executive, Campaign Division Chair, Board Member and Harrison County Campaign Chairman. Springer is a twenty-nine year member of the Rotary Club of Biloxi, serving as President in 1997 and is a three time Rotarian of the Year and a Paul Harris Fellow. She is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast, and she is a graduate of the Gulf Coast Business Councils Masters Leadership Program – Inaugural Class.

The Biloxi Lions Club named Springer “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” in 2012 and was the City of Biloxi’s “Volunteer of the Year” in 2008. She is a member of the St. Patrick Catholic High School Advisory Board and the Diocese of Biloxi’s Diocesan School Board. She also serves as a Board Member for the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy. Springer is a graduate of Biloxi High School and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Others serving on the 2019 Board of Directors are:

Dorothy Wilson: President Elect, D. Wilson Associates/Gulf Coast Women’s Magazine
Ryan Giles: Immediate Past President, Traction Strong
Adele Lyons: Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
David Duhe: Attorney, Balch & Bingham LLP
Sam Sandoz: Treasurer, Hancock Whitney Bank
Christen Duhe: Chair, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, MS Gulf Coast Community College
Dr. Jonathan Woodward: Chair, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, MS Gulf Coast Community College
Jennifer Glenn: Chair, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, The First, A National Banking Association
Cindy Lamb: Chair, Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce, Pickering, Inc.
Chris Loposser: Chair, Leadership Gulf Coast, Mississippi Power
Shay Smith: Chair, Coast Young Professionals, Harrah’s Gulf Coast
Kimberly Rasmussen: Chair, Coast Centurion Association, MS Department of Marine Resources
Cindy Duvall: Board of Directors, Mississippi Power
Emily Burke: Board of Directors, IP Casino Resort Spa
Dr. Steve Miller: Board of Directors, University of Southern Mississippi -Gulf Park Campus
Brooke Robbins: Board of Directors, Harrah’s Gulf Coast
Eric Chambless: Board of Directors, Community Bank
Bud Jones: Board of Directors, AGJ Systems & Networks
Kady Beaoui Pietz: Board of Directors, MS Gulf Coast Community College
Alyson Smith: Board of Directors, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Amber Olsen: Board of Directors, United MSD Foundation
Leslie Henderson: Board of Directors, Lazy Magnolia Brewery
Randy Rogers: Board of Directors, Garden Park Medical Center
Julie Gresham: Board of Directors, Huntington Ingalls
Trey Hough: Board of Directors, The First, A National Banking Association
Anita Clarke: Board of Directors, C Spire
Clay Wagner: Chair, MGCCC Foundation, Hancock Whitney Bank
Chris Fowler: Chair, Chamber Champions, Cable One

For more information regarding the 2019 Board of Directors of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, visit mscoastchamber.com or call 228-604-0014.


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