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Executive Director
Hancock County Mississippi Port and Harbor Commission, Hancock County's Economic Development Authority
Bay St. Louis, MS

The Hancock County Mississippi Port and Harbor Commission, Hancock County's Economic Development Authority, is seeking a new Executive Director.  Hancock County, with a population of over 44,000, is located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the county seat, Bay St. Louis, was named one of the top ten beach communities by Coastal Living magazine.

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) is a nonprofit legal corporation approved by the Mississippi legislature.  The Hancock County Board of Supervisors appoints five of the seven members of the Commission.

One member each is recommended to the Governor by the Mayors of the cities of Waveland and Bay St. Louis, with the Governor reviewing and making the appointments.

In its role as the Economic Development Authority, the HCPHC owns and derives revenues from its enterprises that include the Port Bienville Industrial Park and related port facilities, Port Bienville Railroad, and Stennis International Airport.

The successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, economics, engineering, transportation and logistics, public relations, urban planning or a similar field.  Current CEcD is preferred but not required.  A minimum of 15 years of experience in economic development organizations that attracts/retains industry, and manages assets similar to HCPHC, or similar experience in related fields of government or the private sector is highly desired.  A minimum of five years in the senior position of an organization directing economic development activities is required.  The Executive Director will be required to live in Hancock County.

An online application is required.  To view a complete position profile and apply online visit:

For more information on this position, please contact the recruiter:

Ron Robinson, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

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Date Posted: May 29, 2013