Chamber Staff

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Employees

Chamber President

Carla Todd, IOM, President & CEO  

A native of Biloxi, Carla Todd graduated from high school and joined the United States Air Force.  While in the Air Force, she worked in the Foreign Training Office and later was employed by the Judge Advocate General’s Office.   Recognizing her professional contributions, the Department of the Air Force awarded her the United States Commendation Medal for Outstanding Performance.

She enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Business.  She graduated from the master’s program with academic honors.

In 2001, she joined the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce as Director for Membership.  She was appointed Interim President and CEO by the Leader Committee in July, 2004, and was later selected to serve as permanent President and CEO of the Chamber on October 20, 2004.

She serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Jackson and George Counties, Gulf Coast Business Council, Forever Changed, Gulf Coast Tourism Partnership, Mississippi Gulf Coast Tourism Commission and Bacot McCarty Foundation.  She presently serves on the Explosion of Excellence Steering Committee and Leadership Jackson County.  She is a member of the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Economic Development Council, Gulf Coast Legislative Committee, Singing River Health Systems Community Needs Assessment Committee and Clear Channel Advisory Board.

She is a graduate of Leadership Jackson County, Chevron’s Management Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management and the Master’s Leadership Class sponsored by the Gulf Coast Business Council, and Leadership Mississippi.

She also received the South Mississippi Outstanding Community Leaders Award in 2008, presented by the Sun Herald and the Journal of South Mississippi Business.

She is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She is married to Andy Voda.  She has two sons Kyle Todd (deceased) and Michael Todd.  She resides in Gautier.

Chamber Staff

The Chamber staff is here to assist you for your business or new resident needs.  Give us a call at 228-762-3391, email us or visit us at 720 Krebs Avenue in downtown Pascagoula! Thank you for contacting us!

Linda C. Johnson

Yvette M. Barr, IOM
Director of Membership Communications

Ling Burch, IOM
Director of Membership

Anna Slepova Director of Membership Services