WHAT ARE WE?
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau is a non-profit, membership organization. The primary goals/mission are to promote tourism, provide progressive leadership for economic and community vitality for the greater Ocean Springs, Jackson County area and gulf coast and to enhance local culture and preserve quality of life through planned growth, diversification and beautification.
In 1989, Ocean Springs became a national main street community designating the Chamber as the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street. Today, the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau is a non-profit, private organization located in the heart of downtown and not only serves to promote and preserve, but also informs as the official city’s visitor center. Ocean Springs Main Street became a recipient of the Great American Main Street Award in 2013. For more history on Ocean Springs, visit www.oceanspringsarchives.net.
WHAT WE DO
with a town Visitors Center, creation and execution of community events and festivals, and production and distribution of marketing materials to showcase Ocean Springs to the world.
PROVIDE PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP
for economic and community vitality for the greater Ocean Springs, Jackson County area.
ENHANCE LOCAL CULTURE
and preserve quality of life through planned growth, diversification and beautification.
WHO WE ARE
As a native of Ocean Springs, Cynthia serves as the executive director for the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau. She oversees and manages all efforts for the three tier organization including creating, planning and executing events such as the award winning Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival.
She received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech Communication/Broadcast Journalism from William Carey University and her Master’s in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a graduate of Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College, Leadership Jackson County and is one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women and Community Leader through the One Coast Awards.
Sutton currently serves on the board for Mississippi Main Street Association, Mississippi Gulf Coast Restaurant and Hospitality Association and Advisory Board for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. Other board services have included the Mississippi Tourism Association, Public Relations Association of Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter, Bicentennial Celebration Committee and others.
MORGAN OLINDE BROUSSARD
Executive Assistant/Tourism & Marketing Coordinator
Membership Coordinator/Events Logistics
Social Media Photographer
Board of Directors
President: Carole Marie Stuart, The Birdhouse
Vice President: Sandra Carter, Retired
Secretary: Zane Wells, Edward Jones
Treasurer: David Thompson, The People’s Bank
Ex Officio: Shirley LeRoy,South Mississippi Living
Executive Director: Cynthia Sutton
Brandin Brosh, Charisma
Meredith Descher, McDonald’s Descher Organization
Patrick Miller, St. Patrick High School
Dr. Bill Moore, MS Coast OB-Gyn
Lisa Bradley, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Tommy Sessum, Chevron
Jeff Shepard, Mississippi Power
Amanda Grey, Singing River Health System
Mike Streiff, BancorpSouth
Dr. Nathan Sumner, Keesler Air Force Base
Marta Williams, Fort Bayou Wine