Leadership Jackson County’s classes are once a month for nine months, but the impact lasts a lifetime. For 26 years the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau have sponsored Leadership Jackson County. Applications are now available for the Leadership Jackson County Class of 2017, through the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau.
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. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Jackson County continues a proud tradition of connecting and inspiring leaders to strengthen Jackson County. Sessions focus on fundamental leadership principles, community awareness and leadership skill building. Since 1989, Leadership Jackson County has graduated over 663 community leaders.
This year’s graduates include:
Pamela Alexander, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Dwain Bradley (Brad) Alford, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Jaclyn Anderson, The Mississippi Press/Alabama Media Group
- Michelle Anglada, Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Nicholas J. (Nick) Bosco, Merchants & Marine Bank
Julius Bosco, III, Charter Bank
Megan Michelle Boston, City of Ocean Springs
Justin E. Bouler, Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Cedric A. Bradley, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Corey D. Christy, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc.
Geoffrey F. Clemens, Compton Engineering, Inc.
Jennifer Cochran, Mississippi Security Police, Inc.
Renae L. Codella, Piltz, Williams, LaRosa & Company
Karen Conner, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast
Warren Davis, Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula
Dawn M. Davis, Singing River Health System
Joshua H. (Josh) Duncan III, Navigator Credit Union
Nicholas A. (Nick) Elmore, Jackson County Tax Assessor
Darrin S. Ely, Chevron
Jason O. Ferguson, USM – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Kimberly S. Henderson, Singing River Health System
Robert O. Jones, City of Gautier – Fire Department
John Ledbetter, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
Beth I. Meyer, City of Pascagoula – Community and Economic Development
Carlos A. Moulds, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Charles Oakes, Cable One
Kimberly Cox Rasmussen, Bacot/ McCarty Foundation
Erica Schrock, Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists LLC
- Terry Scott, Jr., City of Pascagoula – Police Department
Chadwick L. (Chad) Smith, City of Moss Point – Park & Recreation
David S. Tadlock, City of Pascagoula – Ward 3
Paul D. Tristani, Jackson County Information System GIS Division
Lance M. Waltman, Community Bank
Kimberly L. Washington, Mississippi Power Company
Upon completion of this program, participants are eligible for membership in the organization’s Leadership Jackson County Alumni Network. Those wishing to be added to this list can contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
If interested in participating in the Leadership Jackson County Class of 2017, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 228-762-3391 or email JohnsonL@jcchamber.com. The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau can be reached at 228-875-4424. Applications are available at www.jcchamber.com under “About Us.”