The Gulf Coast Business Council is a direct reflection of its leadership. The commitment of our Board of Directors and committee leaders shows the determination of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their leadership and willingness to tackle important issues enhances the effectiveness and the sustainability of the Gulf Coast Business Council.


Ashley Edwards | Gulf Coast Business Council

Chairman of the Board

John Hairston | Hancock Holding Company

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Anthony Wilson | Mississippi Power Company

Board Treasurer
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Chuck Benvenutti | Charles B. Benvenutti, CPA, PA

Past Chairman of the Board

Ron Peresich | Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, LLC

2016-2017 GCBC Executive Committee

Roy Anderson III / Roy Anderson Corp.

Chuck Benvenutti / Chuck Benvenutti, CPA

Bruce Chinn / Chevron Products Company

Brian Cuccias / Huntington-Ingalls Shipbuilding

Marcus Glover/ Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

John Hairston / Hancock Holding Company

Gary Marchand / Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Duncan McKenzie / Boyd Gaming – IP Casino Resort & Spa

Ron Peresich / Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, LLC

Jerry St. Pe’ / St. Pe’ & Associates, LLC

Chevis Swetman / The Peoples Bank

Anthony Wilson / Mississippi Power Company

William Yates III / W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Company