Board of Directors

2016-2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Lee Bond, CPA

Lee Bond, CPA, is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Singing River Health System, where he recently served as Chief Financial Officer and was instrumental in helping lead the financial turnaround over the last two years.  Prior to joining Singing River, Lee served as the Vice President of Property Operations at IP Casino in Biloxi, starting in 2005.  Prior to this service, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Grand Casino Biloxi.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and has used his accounting and financial skills in various roles since beginning his career in 1992.  He is also a licensed General Contractor and is the President of a small contracting company, L.L. Bond & Company, Inc.  Lee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Alabama, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Lee has held community leadership roles in both Jackson and Harrison County.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Bacot/ McCarty Foundation, the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Chapter and is the Past President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Society of CPAs.  Lee is a graduate of Leadership Jackson County, and was recognized as a Top 10 Outstanding Community Leader for South Mississippi.  Lee and his wife, Tammy, have two children, ages 16 and 13.  They are active participants at St. Paul United Methodist Church.


Lee was born at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula.  His great-great-great-grandfather is Fernando Upton Gautier, the first settler of the City of Gautier, and its namesake.  Lee’s hobbies include training horses and dealing with classic cars.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Lee Bond- Chairman
Executive Committee 09/30/2018

L.P. “Brad” Bradford- Past Chairman
Executive Committee 09/30/2017

Amy Brandenstein- Chairman-Elect
Executive Committee 09/30/2017

Dorothy Shaw- Treasurer
Executive Committee 09/30/2017

Jerry St. Pé- Director
Executive Committee  09/30/2017

Wayne Lennep- Vice President
Executive Committee 09/30/2017

Amy Brandenstein- Vice President
Executive Committee 09/30/2017

Todd Trenchard- Vice President
Executive Committee 09/30/2017

Carla Todd, IOM- President & CEO
Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Adam Askew- Director
Professional/Finance  09/30/2017

Jennifer Garlich- Director
Professional/Finance  09/30/2018

Karl Steinberger- Director
Professional/Finance  09/30/2018

Kelly Sessoms, III- Director
Professional/Finance  09/30/2019

Jason Keenum, CPA- Director
Professional/Finance  09/30/2019

Clay Williams- Director
At Large 09/30/2018

Nicky Maxwell- Director
At Large 09/30/2018

Renee Pettis- Director
At Large 09/30/2019

Trevor Clary- Director
At Large  09/30/2017

Charles D. Oakes- Director
At Large  09/30/2019

Brenda H. Simkins- Director
At Large  09/30/2018

Dederia Demouey- Director
Manufacturing & Industry  09/30/2017

Cedrick Hurd- Director
Manufacturing & Industry 09/30/2017

Ellen Freeman- Director
Manufacturing & Industry  09/30/2019

Cameron George – Director
Manufacturing &Industry  09/30/2019

Alan Sudduth- Director
Manufacturing & Industry  09/30/2018

Drew Estabrook- Director
Small Business  09/30/2017

Lorri Freeman- Director
Small Business  09/30/2017

Morris Strickland- Director
Small Business  09/30/2017

Executive Committee & Directors
October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017

Area Councils

The Gautier Area Council, Moss Point Area Council and Pascagoula Area Council are divisions of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to help implement the 2016-2017 Program of Work within their communities. These Chamber divisions ensure that we are meeting the needs of our geographic areas. The Area Councils are internally organized with their own Vice President and directors. The operational link between each Council and its parent, the Chamber, is the Vice President and two directors’ appointment to the Chamber Board of Directors. The Area Councils give us the opportunity to produce community benefits and build a better Jackson County.

Sue Wright- Director
Moss Point Area Council  09/30/2017

Stephanie Packer- Director
Moss Point Area Council   09/30/2017

Delorise Nettles- Director
Gautier Area Council  09/30/2017

Andy Voda- Director
Gautier Area Council  09/30/2017

Amy Chenoweth- Director
Pascagoula Area Council  09/30/2017

Shannon van Duijvendijk- Director
Pascagoula Area Council  09/30/2017


Phil Torjusen- Ex-Officio
City of Gautier  Elected Term

Paula Yancey- Ex-Officio
City of Gautier  Term of Office

Mario King-  Ex-Officio
City of Moss Point  Elected Term

Shea Dobson- Ex-Officio
City of Ocean Springs  Elected Term

Dane Maxwell- Ex-Officio
City of Pascagoula   Elected Term

Mike Mangum- Ex-Officio
City of Pascagoula  Term of Office

Roy Williams- Ex-Officio
Counsel  Term of Office

Troy Ross- Ex-Officio
Jackson County Board of Supervisors   Elected Term

Brian Fulton- Ex-Officio
Jackson County Board of Supervisors – County Administrator   Term of Office

George Freeland- Ex-Officio
Jackson County Economic Development Foundation  Term of Office

Mike Mangum- Ex-Officio
Jackson County Industrial Suppliers Association Term of Office

Mark McAndrews- Ex-Officio
Jackson County Port Authority  Term of Office

Tammy Franks- Ex-Officio
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Term of Office

Rich Westfall- Ex-Officio
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast/Charter Bank Term of Office

Captain Joe Tuite, USN- Ex-Officio
Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast Tour of Duty


Issue Manager Group Chairmen

Debbie McLendon- Community Relations
Chairman 09/30/2017

Debbie Anglin- Education
Chairman 09/30/2017

Ellen Cole- Membership
Chairman  09/30/2017

Brenda H. Simkins- Regional Strategy
Chairman 09/30/2017

Trudi Dixon- Small Business
Chairman  09/30/2017