Chamber Board

Chamber Board


The Jones County Chamber of Commerce is an entity of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County. The Chamber advocates for the entire Jones County business community and serves as the county’s official tourism office under the newly developed Visit Laurel-Jones County brand. As a 501(c)6 membership association of 325, local businesses and counting, the Chamber is lead by a 12-person Board of Directors elected by the membership annually. Eight of the board members represent the membership at large, and the remaining four positions are held by the executive officers of the EDA of Jones County.


Lydia Walters

Immediate Past Board Chairman
Dixie Electric Power Association


Lowell Howell

Board Chairman
First State Bank



Cori Carbonaro

Board Secretary/Treasurer
Community Bank


Alicia Walker

Sanderson Farms



Christy Drennan

Dunn Roadbuilders


George Bassi

EDA Board Chairman
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art



Billy Browning

EDA Immediate Past Board Chairman
Retired (Mississippi Power)


Terri Knight

The Knight Butcher



Trent Mulloy

Chamber Representative on the EDA Board
Laurel Machine & Foundry


Keith Ridgeway

Ridgeway Real Estate



Chris Tullos

Board Vice Chairman
Shuff Mauldin State Farm


Chris Wilson

EDA Board Secretary/Treasurer
Frist Choice Realtors



Ben Cole

Chamber Representative on the EDA Board
Alfa Insurance


Linda Gavin

Chamber Representative on the EDA Board
South Central Regional Medical Center



Jason Hoffman

EDA Board Vice Chairman
Transafe, LLC


Doug Jefcoat

Chamber Representative on the EDA Board
Sawmill Animal Hospital