Evan Dillard Chairman
Forrest Health
Abb Payne Vice Chair
Camellia Home Health and Hospice
Chad Driskell Treasurer
The University of Southern Mississippi
Andy Mercier Immediate Past Chair
Merchants Foodservice
Chad Newell President
Area Development Partnership

Executive Committee

Grant Walker Chamber of Commerce Division Chair
Hoppy Cole Economic Development Division Chair
The First, A National Banking Association
Donnie Doleac Member At-Large
Doleac Electric Company, Inc.
Ray Sims Member At-Large
Southeastern Concrete Company
Rob Tatum Member At-Large
CR Properties, LLC

Board of Directors

Allen Anderson Anderson Design Center
Ronnie Blackwell Clearpoint Consulting Engineers, P.A.
Jeff Bowman South Mississippi Electric Power Association
David Burckel Southern Bone and Joint
John Griffith Regions Bank
Michael Harvey Mississippi Power Company
John A. Johnson Hood Companies, Inc.
Van Jones Pine Belt 360
Rick Preusch Channel Control Merchants, LLC
Susan Riley Topp McWhorter Harvey, PLLC
Susan Slaughter Hattiesburg Clinic

Ex-Officio Members

Marshall Bell Hattiesburg Tourism Commission
James K. Dukes Forrest County Industrial Park Commission
Andy Stetelman Hattiesburg Convention Commission
London & Stetelman Commercial Realtors
Joe Bounds Lamar County Board of Supervisors
Mayor Johnny DuPree City of Hattiesburg
David Hogan Forrest County Board of Supervisors
Mayor Hal Marx City of Petal
Kevin Shows Perry County Board of Supervisors
Joe Stevens Board Attorney
Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway, PA