The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Paul Guichet is joining the Foundation as Chief Operating Officer. Paul, a New Orleans native but longtime Gulf Coast resident, has a thirty-eight years career in banking and finance, having held senior management positions in retail banking, personal trust, investor relations, corporate governance, communications, and business development. A strong believer in community service, Paul has also been very active in many local charitable and civic organizations. He has served for 14 years on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation and chaired several Foundation committees. In addition, he has taken active leadership roles in numerous local non-profit organizations, such as MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Infinity Science Center, Coast Electric Advisory Board, St Vincent DePaul Pharmacy, and the Biloxi Rotary Club. His professional experience, community service, and passion for Coastal Mississippi makes him an ideal leader of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation as it continues to grow and support this area.
Rodger Wilder, who has led the Foundation for the last several years and following Katrina, will continue to serve as the Foundation’s CEO. Rodger said, “I’m really excited to have Paul in this new leadership position at the Foundation and look forward to working with him. Paul’s professional experience and prior service to the Foundation makes him great choice.”