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Downtown Hattiesburg Association focuses on a mission of revitalization and historic preservation of the Downtown district, making it the vibrant and creative center of Hattiesburg.

Since its founding in 1985, DHA, a Mississippi Main Street program, has spearheaded the revitalization of Hattiesburg’s historic core through focused effort in the four areas of : Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Vitality. Downtown Hattiesburg promotes, markets, and educates investors, developers, entrepreneurs, businesses, shoppers, visitors and residents that Downtown Hattiesburg is a destination – a place to live, work, and play.

2022 Officers

PRESIDENT

Michael Marks, Stage, Style, Study

VICE PRESIDENT
Seth Miles, VH Companies

TREASURER
Shawn Harris, Hancock-Whitney Bank

SECRETARY
Anna Rush, Rush Law Firm

PAST PRESIDENT
Shawn Lowrey, Lowrey & Fortner, P.A.

EX-OFFICIO OFFICER
Marlo Dorsey, Visit Hattiesburg

EX-OFFICIO
DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE

Mike Madaris, William Carey University

Sharon Thompson, Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Betsy Mercier, City of Hattiesburg

Keith Starett, US District Court Judge

Board of Directors

Marlo Dorsey, Visit Hattiesburg

Amber Ross, Jone Company 

Nelson Haskin, Blu Jazz Café

Austin Lovitt, Neel-Schaffer

Nick Fairley, Fairleys Wings & More

Chelsey Everett, Area Development Partnership

Joel Ingram, Hub Development

Lee Anne Venable, USM Foundation

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Larry Albert, Albert & Robinson Architects

Staff

Andrea Saffle, Executive Director

Allison Neville, Events & Promotions Coordinator