Friday afternoon, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Natalie Guess to the state Commission on Marine Resources representing nonprofit environmental organizations.
Effective immediately, Guess will serve a four-year term that will end June 30, 2022. She will represent the nonprofit environmental organizations on the Commission on Marine Resources.
Guess is the executive director of Unmanned Coast and the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions under the Magnolia Business Alliance. Additionally, Guess is a health and wellness coach and speaker.
She sits on the board for the Hancock County Tourism Bureau, serves as an advisory board member for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast and is a member of the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plains. Guess lives in Diamondhead with her husband Eric and son Kai.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Commission for the Department of Marine Resources by Governor Bryant,” said Guess. “My family and I enjoy everything our coastal environment has to offer, and I’m passionate about helping preserve its natural beauty for generations to come.”
Guess fills the vacant position left by Hancock County native Jolyene Trapani, whose term ended in July. The next commission meeting is Tuesday, October 16 at the Jackson County Board of Supervisors room in Pascagoula. The building location is 2915 Canty Street and the meeting begins at 10am.