Coastal Mississippi serves as the official tourism entity for the region, comprised of three coastal counties including Hancock, Harrison and Jackson. The purpose of our organization is to have a positive impact on the quality of life for residents of the Coast through advancement of the tourism industry.
Our mission is to improve the economy of the three county area by taking a dynamic leadership and visionary role to successfully market and assist in the development of Coastal Mississippi as a premier travel destination, competing effectively for leisure and group business through the development and execution of integrated marketing, communications, sales and research.
Board of Commissioners
Owner of Bay Town Inn Bed & Breakfast; Extensive knowledge in destination marketing; Represents Hancock County; Serving a 5-year term
Mary Cracchiolo Spain
Regional Director of Communications at Beau Rivage Casino and Resort; Represents Harrison County – District 2; Serving a 2-year term; serves on the Marketing & Conventions/Group Sales and Governance committees
Past President/CEO of Jackson County Chamber of Commerce; Represents Jackson County; Serving a 5-year term; Chairs the Finance Committee.
Owner of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company; Represents Hancock County; Serving a 2-year term; Serves on the Marketing & Conventions/Groups Sales and Audit Committee.
Owner of Scranton’s Restaurant & Catering and Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites; Represents Jackson County; Serving a 5-year term. Serves on the Finance and Nominations Committees
Audit Committee Chair
Retired from Bancorp South; Life-Long MS Gulf Coast Volunteer; Represents Harrison County – District 1; Serving a 3-year term
Nominations Committee Chair
Retired from Farm Bureau Insurance. Represents Harrison County – District 3; Serving a 5-year term. Serves on the Finance, Audit and Governance Committees
Retired from Anchor Glass and Harrison County Director of Committees for District 4; Represents Harrison County – District 4; Serving a 4-year term; serves on the Audit and Development & Government Relations Committees
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; Serving a 5-year term; Serves on the Finance Committee
Marketing & Conventions/Group Sales Committee Chair
Retired from Charter Bank; Represents Jackson County; Serving a 5-year term; on the Development & Government Relations committee
Governance Committee Chair
Owner of Wut Sup Standup Paddleboards Rentals LLC; Represents Harrison County; Serving a 5-year term; serves on the Development & Government Relations Committee