A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, Meg Peltier first came on the scene in Pensacola in 2000 as an on-air radio announcer for My 107.3 and morning show host for Soft Rock 94.1, and has called it home ever since.
After six years on the airwaves, in 2006 Peltier left radio broadcasting to serve as President and CEO of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. For five years she was responsible for business and economic development and planning with the City of Gulf Breeze and TEAM Santa Rosa, as well as all aspects of the 500+ member chamber, including organizing and implementing annual events and fundraisers.
In other previous roles, Peltier has worked as the business development director for Premier Island Management Group and helped lead the Pensacola Little Theatre as its executive director. For the past six years, Peltier has been with the Studer Family of Companies in the human resources field.
Peltier began her new position as President/CEO of the Pensacola Beach Chamber in January 2022 and is ready to get back into business development and marketing for the businesses on the island.
Vice President of Membership Services
A local native, Jessica Simpson brings with her more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management. Simpson was previously the Director of Membership and Operations for the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce for more than five years.
In other roles, Simpson has worked as the executive director of the Health and Hope Clinic of Pensacola, a non-profit organization providing free Gospel-centered healthcare to the uninsured and working poor. Prior to that Simpson worked as executive director of the Pensacola chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Through these roles, Simpson gained skills in fundraising for both large and small corporate events, grant writing, nonprofit management, volunteer recruitment and event planning.
Simpson currently serves as a board member for a local non-profit, Crowned for Ashes. She also is the owner of a local small business, Let’s Say Grace, offering private dinner parties along the Gulf Coast.
Born in Pensacola and raised in Gulf Breeze, Simpson is a hometown girl having attended the University of West Florida. She now resides in Navarre with her husband, Matt, and their two children, Milly May and Sam.