Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission Hires Chief Financial Officer

KILN, MISS: Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) is excited to  announce the newest member of the HCPHC team Amber Hinton, as Chief Financial  Officer (CFO). Amber will be responsible for the management and supervision of all  financial administration, including budgeting and reporting, supervision of accounting  staff, protection of assets including cash and fixed assets, and grant and loan  compliance.  

“After an extensive interview process, we are happy to add an experienced public  finance professional to our existing finance team. Her experience with budget  development, industrial parks, airports, and grants is a perfect fit for Hancock County  Port and Harbor Commission and will serve us well over the next decade,” remarked  Blaine LaFontaine, Executive Director.  

Amber joins HCPHC with 17 years of experience in governmental accounting and  finance from the City of Picayune and the City of Gulfport. Amber holds a Bachelor of  Science Degree in Accounting and has received Certified Municipal Clerk Designation  from the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Collectors Associations along with Master  Municipal Clerk Designation from International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Amber will  be pursuing her Certified Public Finance Officer certification in the coming years. She  lives in Pearl River County with her husband and daughter.  

Amber stated, "I’m excited and grateful to become part of such a progressive  organization and team and I am looking forward to contributing to the future of the  Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission.”

HCPHC is thrilled to add Amber to the team and looks forward to the incredible work  she will do for HCPHC. Welcome to the team Amber!