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Leadership Hancock County

Leadership 2024

Leadership Hancock County is an annual program of the Chamber, introduced in 1996 to identify and prepare the community’s existing and future leadership resources. Our mission is to support current and emerging leaders by helping them develop skills, creating community awareness and building understanding of the impact of global events.

Each participant becomes part of a growing network of leaders who have the motivation, sense of commitment and opportunity to become change agents for the good of Hancock County.

Participants must be residents of Hancock County or employed in Hancock County. Applications for Leadership Hancock County are accepted annually between June 1st and July 31st. To be considered for selection in the annual program, please contact

The goal of the selection committee is to choose applicants with leadership potential who represent a broad cross-section of Hancock County, and who have time to commit to the program and future community service. The annual fee to participate is $595 per person. Scholarships may be available.

Hancock Young Professionals


The Hancock Chamber’s Young Professionals Program (HYP) is an active and engaged group of young professionals. The program is designed to offer young professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, grow professionally, share common interests and get an inside view into Hancock County’s business community. The mission is to shape Hancock County’s future business leaders; educate young professionals and advance their role in the business community and in legislative activities; and build a thriving business community and support economic growth. Any employee ages 21 - 45 of a company that holds an active membership in either the Hancock Chamber or Partners for Stennis & Michoud is welcome to participate.  If your company is not a member and you'd like to join as an individual, the dues are only $75 per year.  Click here to join as an individual.  If you're interested in participating and your company holds a membership, please contact Anne Pitre at (228) 467-9048 or  Click here to view a list of the 2024 Officers and Steering Committee.

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