The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Strategy Issue Manager Group will hold a “A Breakfast Roundtable with Lynn Fitch, State of Mississippi Treasurer” event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 8 to 10 a.m. Registration will be required as seating is limited. There will be a breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus at the Warner Peterson Administration Building (2300 Highway 90, Gautier, MS, 39553). Submit questions in advance to Linda Johnson at JohnsonL@jcchamber.com.
“I am so pleased to join the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch. “Chamber members are leaders in our communities and drivers of our State economic engine. I am thrilled for this opportunity to work with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to support the businesses and families of these great Coast communities.”
The Regional Strategy IMG of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is co-chaired by A. Kelly Sessoms, III, of Dogan & Wilkinson, PLLC, and Brenda H. Simkins, of State Farm-Brenda H. Simkins Insurance Agency. This event and refreshments are sponsored by Industrial & Crane Services, Inc.
Re-elected to a second term in 2015, Lynn Fitch is Mississippi’s 54th Treasurer.
Raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, she earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Mississippi. At 23, Lynn began practicing law as a Special Assistant Attorney General and was later in private practice as a bond lawyer.
In 2009, Lynn was selected by Governor Barbour to serve as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board. Prior to MSPB, Lynn served as Deputy Executive Director at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and as Counsel for the Mississippi House of Representatives Ways and Means and Local and Private Legislation Committees.
Lynn attended Harvard’s Business School of Management and Leadership Program. She has been active in the National Association of State Treasurers, where she served two terms as Vice President for the Southern Region, as well as in the State Financial Officers Foundation, where she served as 2016-17 Chair.
She was selected as Outstanding Woman Lawyer of 2012, recognized as a Woman Trailblazer by the Mississippi Bar Association, honored as a Mississippi Business Journal Leader in Finance 2016, and named a 2015 Honoree of the Women in Government Leadership Program by Governing Magazine. In 2017, Lynn was named one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential and was honored with the prestigious Susie Blue Buchanan award by the Mississippi Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.
Lynn also serves on the boards of several charitable organizations, including First Responders of Mississippi and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Those wishing to attend should RSVP to the Chamber by calling 228-762-3391 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is open to Chamber members and their guests.
The Chamber supports regional strategy initiatives in support of the business community within Jackson County throughout the year. Anyone interested in learning more about this event or joining the Chamber to participate in events such as this should contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 228-762-3391. Further information on the Chamber can be found online at www.jcchamber.com.