The Covington County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual General Membership Meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017. The meeting will be held at Woodland Trails in Collins at 6:30 p.m. Special guest speaker for the meeting will be Sam Britton, Public Service Commissioner for the Southern District. Sam graduated from Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi. He worked at the Office of the State Auditor and the Mississippi State Tax Commission. He received his CPA certificate and opened his own CPA firm in his home town of Waynesboro. He has been working in accounting and finance-related positions for 30 years. With his experience and education, Britton is truly a financial expert and was named one of “Mississippi Leaders in Finance for 2014” by the Mississippi Business Journal. He has been invited as a guest speaker at universities on the topics of finance including business valuation and accounting-related topics. Britton is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Business Advisory Council, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the Middle Market Investment Banking Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Mississippi Economic Council, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Southeast Chapter of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Sam is also a life member of the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association and the Jones County Junior College Alumni Association. Britton is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi and has served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Jones County Junior College Foundation Board and served as the finance committee chairman, Board of Governors of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past President of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Southeast Chapter of the Certified Public Accountants, and various other leadership positions in volunteer organizations. Britton is married to Robin Robinson and they live in Laurel. The chamber will also recognize area legislators including Senator Joey Fillingane, Representative Bob Evans and Representative Noah Sanford at the event. Cost to attend is $20 per plate. To make a reservation, call the Covington County Chamber of Commerce at 601-765-6012.