Our Shining Star

This month’s #staffprofile focuses on Development Director Becky Ginn. Known for her enthusiasm and for occasionally popping up with a pair of pom poms, she is also GOMA’s official Cheerleader! Scroll through our photos to learn more about Becky. #gulfstar

Becky builds relationships with business & industry partners for GOMA & the Gulf Star Program. The funds she secures support projects that make our Governors’ Action Plan a reality.

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Born in Tylertown, MS, Becky moved at age 2 to Montgomery, AL, where she graduated from Sidney Lanier High School. She has a bachelor’s & master’s degree from Auburn University. She moved back to MS in the early 90’s and currently resides in Gulfport.

Becky has a long history of working in a fundraising capacity including 18 years at the American Heart Association, as well as work for the Land Trust for the MS Coastal Plain, the Harrison County Habitat for Humanity, and as a private consultant.

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Becky began working with GOMA in late 2018. “It’s not just about the dollars we raise, it’s about making sure that our mission continues and impacts our communities in ways that will ensure our next generation will appreciate the value and beauty that is the Gulf of Mexico!”

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Becky’s favorite thing about the Gulf of Mexico? “I love the water – There is no better place to let go of your stress! The creatures of the Gulf are simply amazing and do so many things that I had never realized.”

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Becky’s proudest moment?

This year, we have sold at least one project per Priority Issue team & we are looking at a million dollars worth of projects being funded from Gulf Star. What an impact we will make in our communities.

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What would Becky like to see for the future of GOMA? “I want us to continue the good fight, growing and reaching others so that they can help us continue our mission. That they feel the passion, excitement, and responsibility of keeping the Gulf healthy!”