Leadership Jackson County

Connecting and Inspiring Leaders

For 29 years, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau have sponsored Leadership Jackson County. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Jackson County continues a proud tradition of connecting and inspiring leaders to strengthen Jackson County. The Leadership program informs participants about a wide range of subject areas including: State & Governmental Affairs; Education; Health & Human Services; Environmental; Large Industry, Small Business & Tourism; Law & Justice; City, County & State Government; and Economic Development. During these sessions the class is faced with studying the challenges and issues of concern facing the community. Since 1989, Leadership Jackson County has graduated over 663 community leaders.

Interested in Leadership Jackson County?

If interested in participating in Leadership Jackson County or sponsoring one of the days, contact Linda C. Johnson at 228-762-3391 or johnsonl@jcchamber.com. Discounted class rates are available for members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Jackson County Advisory

Joe Martin, Jr., Chairman – Leadership Jackson County Advisory

Dorothy Shaw, Co-Chairman – Ingalls Shipbuilding

Melanie Landsiedel – Chevron

Georgia Storey – Singing River Health System

Carla Todd Voda, IOM – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Debbie Anglin – Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Cedrick Hurd – Mississippi Power

Doug Adams – Pascagoula Police Department

Natalia Diaz – Jackson County Economic Development Foundation

Todd Trenchard – Bacot McCarty Foundation

Joy Saucier – Mississippi Power

Charles D. Oakes – Cable One

Kim Washington – Mississippi Power

Yvette Barr – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Ling Burch – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Valerie Dedeaux – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Linda Johnson – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Cynthia Dobbs Sutton – Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau

Richard Hilsabeck – Regions Bank

Tammy Moore – Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula