Geoff Clemens, Deputy Director at HCPHC

KILN, MISS - Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team: Geoff Clemens, in the position of Deputy Director. “Hancock County is grateful an experienced and dedicated leader like Geoff would join our team. Geoff’s experience managing staff, projects in Hancock County over the last twenty years and knowledge of our infrastructure at Port Bienville, Stennis Space Center and Stennis International Airport will only assist HCPHC as we move forward with an aggressive capital improvement plan and period of growth over the next decade.” said Blaine LaFontaine, CEO of HCPHC.

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. Clemens will work closely with finance, operations, and project management teams as part of the critical port and airport operations, as well as the many great capital improvement projects at HCPHC.

Geoffrey Clemens has served Compton Engineering as the President and CEO since January 2019. In this role, he conducted oversight of all company operations, including all business and financial operations, HR, business development, planning, public relations, and production. Project responsibilities included certain design components, project management of large projects, and management of certain design teams composed of Compton personnel and outside sub-consultants. In this capacity, he has served in various roles; such as the City of Pascagoula Engineer, the development of Hancock County Engineer,
Projects Engineer for Hancock County, and supported project funding with various state and federal grant programs, among other responsibilities.

Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Clemens was the President of Compton Engineering for fourteen years. Internal company responsibilities included oversight of company operations including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Bay St. Louis office locations, oversight and performance of business development, client relations, management of financial operations, oversight and development of contracts. Mr. Clemens managed up to 45 full-time employees as well as up to 20 additional contract personnel, and large projects with teams of designers and engineers.

Mr. Clemens was born and raised in Pascagoula and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. HCPHC is thrilled to have Geoff join our team and looks forward to the incredible work he will bring to the Hancock County community. Welcome to the team Geoff!