Board of Commissioners
Mary Cracchiolo Spain
Regional Communications Director for MGM Resorts International; A 25-year veteran of the Mississippi tourism and hospitality industry; Represents Harrison County.
Owner of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company; Represents Hancock County. Serves on the Marketing & Conventions/Groups Sales and Audit committees.
Past President/CEO of Jackson County Chamber of Commerce; Represents Jackson County. Chairs the Finance Committee.
Owner of Salute, The Reef, and Kelly's Sports Pub. Represents Harrison County. Serves on the Marketing & Conventions/Groups Sales Committee.
Owner of Bay Town Inn Bed & Breakfast; Extensive knowledge in destination marketing; Represents Hancock County. Serves on the Audit Committee.
Tourism Engagement Committee Chair
Owner of The Coast Company design studio and Coast musicians’ rep. Represents Harrison County -District 2; Serves on Nomination Committee.
Nominations Committee Chair
Retired from Bancorp South; Lifelong MS Gulf Coast volunteer; Represents Harrison County – District 1. Serves on the Marketing & Conventions/Group Sales and Tourism Engagement committees.
Marketing & Conventions/Group Sales Committee Chair
Owner of Fritz Development, former Regional Senior Vice President of Marketing for Caesars Mid-South Region. Represents Harrison County- District 5. Serves on the Governance Committee.
Retired from Farm Bureau Insurance. Represents Harrison County – District 3. Serves on the Finance Committee.
Bill is retired from his role as Executive Director of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center; President of Holmes Consulting Firm; Represents Harrison County. Serves on the Finance, Development & Government Relations, and Tourism Engagement committees.
Audit Committee Chair
Retired from Anchor Glass and Harrison County Director of Committees for District 4; Represents Harrison County – District 4. Serves on the Marketing & Conventions/Group Sales and Development & Government Relations committees.
Finance Committee Vice Chair
General Counsel and former CFO for Blacklidge Emulsions; Owner of K B Shoultz Law Firm and Cohesive Solutions Consulting. Represents Harrison County; Serves on the Governance Committee.
Development & Government Relations Committee Chair
Senior Vice President/Economic Development Officer at Hancock Whitney Bank; Past President of Hancock Chamber of Commerce; Represents Hancock County. Serves on the Finance Committee.
Retired from Charter Bank; Represents Jackson County. Serves on the Tourism Engagement Committee.
Worked with a team that operated a successful business serving clients throughout the SE United States for 30 years. Represents Jackson County. Serves on the Audit Committee.