Walker named Chief Administrative Officer for HCPHC

January 31, 2020

Hancock County , MS (January 31, 2020) - The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission announced that Madeline Walker has been named Chief Administrative Officer. In her role, she serves as in-house council and is responsible for a variety of legal duties covering the Stennis International Airport and Airpark, Port Bienville Maritime Port and Industrial Park.  Madeline also provides administrative oversight for the Commission in the areas of compliance, grant writing, human resources, and contract management. 

Prior to joining HCPHC, Madeline served as an associate at Hilgers Graben PLLC.  While there, she aided in numerous contract disputes, governmental investigations, and patent infringement cases.   Prior to that, she served as In-house Counsel and VP of Treated Materials and Treated Materials Trucking LLC.

Upon graduation from UM Law School, Madeline served as staff attorney for Chief United States District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. in the Southern District of Mississippi.

Madeline received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Mississippi in 2009, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2012.

Madeline and her husband, Fant, live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and are active members of the community.  Madeline is involved in the Mississippi Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, and The Federalist Society. 



The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to 30 companies with more than 1,000 employees. For more information visit www.portairspace.com

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