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Locals take home One Coast Awards

Special to Long Beach Breeze


The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce recently announced the recipients of their 2022 One Coast Awards, and several have ties to Long Beach. The awards, given in partnership with the Hancock Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, recognize outstanding business and community leaders across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


Long Beach Community Leaders who were recognized include Guy Johnson, of Coast Electric Power Association; Pam Boeller, director of external relations for USM Gulf Coast; Charles Oakes, system general manager of Sparklight; and Sam Sandoz, of Hancock Whitney.


Winners were recognized at a breakfast. The goals of the program are to carry on the ideal that One Coast is a regional belief that common interests far outweigh any difference; an awareness that what benefits one ultimately benefits all; a celebration of the unique communities; and an attitude of no boundaries.



2022 One Coast Community Leader award winners

The 2022 One Coast Community Leader award winners are (l to r), front row: Brandon Elliott, Sam Sandoz, Leslie Kelley, Charles Oakes, Michael Sunderman, Bridget Turan, W. Crosby Parker, Leonard Papania, Pam Moeller and Guy Johnson. Pictured with them (l to r) are, back row: Julie Gresham, chair of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce; Regan Kane, chair of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce; and Carole Marie Stuart, president of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce.

2022 One Coast Top 10 Under 40 award winners

The 2022 One Coast Top 10 Under 40 award winners are (l to r), front row: Jeffery Ellis, Senator Jeremy England, Brandi Hough, Kendra McArthur, Lauren Santa Cruz, Jase Payne, Nicole Martz, Shyra Galloway, Dr. Racheal Butler and Kimberly Aguillard. Pictured with them (l to r) are, back row: Julie Gresham, chair of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce; Sam Sandoz, chair of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce; Regan Kane, chair of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce; and Carole Marie Stuart, president of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce.


For more information about the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, visit MSCoastChamber.com.





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