Kristy Gould serves as the corporate planning and development officers at Hattiesburg Clinic.  In this role, she oversees the marketing, public relations, communications, provider relations and patient satisfaction for Hattiesburg Clinic, which is the largest privately owned multispecialty outpatient clinic in Mississippi. She holds a master's degree in public relations from Southern Miss, and is also a cum laude graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interpersonal communications.

Gould has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, sales and customer service, and also volunteered on various community boards and organizations. She has also been a group fitness instructor for more than 20 years.