Gilless, Al Phone: Not Available. Email: Not Available.
1st Congressional District
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Powers, Pam Phone: Not Available. Email: Not Available.
2nd Congressional District
Pam Powers is the managing Broker of Powers Properties, in Greenwood, MS and a member of the Greenwood Board of Realtors and the North Central MS Board of Realtors. For over 35 years, she has dedicated her efforts, skills and talents to the real estate industry and to Mississippi. Pam is a Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, member of the Commercial Association of Realtors, past chair of the National Association of Realtors Communications Committee, 2006 President of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, creator of the Realtors Disaster Relief Task Force in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, member of the National Association of Realtors Commercial Committee and the NAR Federal Technology Advisory Board. Powers is a longtime member of the MAR Professional Standards Committee and the MAR Regional Ethics and Arbitration Panel. In 2001, Powers was selected one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by the Ms. Business Journal. She is an active member of her community through her involvement in her church as a Licensed Worship Leader, a board member, actor and director of the Greenwood Little Theatre, Main Street Greenwood and economic development. She loves God, her family, friends, golf and bridge!
Edwards, Larry W. Phone: Not Available. Email: Not Available.
3rd Congressional District
Larry W. Edwards is the Broker-Owner of The Smith-Edwards Company in Ridgeland, MS. He specializes in commercial and investment brokerage along with commercial and residential development.
He has been an active realtor for over 35 years and served as President of the Jackson Association of Realtors in 1984 and was selected as both local and state Realtor of the Year for 1985. Mr. Edwards has served for many years as a member and chairman of various committees and as President of the Mississippi Association of Realtors in 1996. At the national level, he has been active for over 25 years serving on many committees and as Chairman of Federal Taxation Committee in 1993. Mr. Edwards is currently a NAR RPAC Trustee serving as Vice-Chair for 2007 and will become the Chairman of NARRPAC Trustees for the year 2008.
Mr. Edwards is active in his community and is presently on the board of Palmer Home for Children in Columbus and a Trustee of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson. He and his wife, Pam, are members of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson where he serves as a Deacon. They have four daughters and one grand-daughter.
Cumbest, Mark Phone: Not Available. Email: Not Available.
4th Congressional District
Mark Cumbest, Broker-Owner of Cumbest Realty, Inc. started the company in 1975 immediately upon his graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Real Estate and Insurance. He holds the Accredited Land Consultant Designation of the Realtors Land Institute. He was named Land Realtor of America in 1991 and served as National President of the Realtors Land Institute in 1995. He was chosen Mississippi Realtor of the Year in 1997 and was inducted in the Mississippi Realtor Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2002 he was selected as one of the Top 10 South Mississippi Community Leaders and inducted into the Roland Weeks Leadership Hall of Fame by the Sun Herald newspaper and the Journal for South Mississippi Business. He was named to Who's Who in Mississippi Business in 2005 by the Mississippi Business Journal. In 2005 he was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour as the Fourth Congressional District Representative on the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and currently serves as Chairman. Also in 2005 he was appointed by the governor to the Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was recently appointed by the Governor to the newly formed Advisory Council of the Mississippi Windpool Underwriting Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Gulf Coast Business Council. He was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame in 2006. He serves on the Board of Directors of the USM Foundation. He and Pam, his wife of 28 years, have two sons Grant and Reid.
James, Gwendolyn Phone: Not Available. Email: Not Available
Gwen James, Realtor, has served the Greater Hattiesburg real estate market for over 40 years, joining Don Nace, Inc. in 1984 as co-owner. She and Don Nace joined the Coldwell Banker national franchise in 1985. James continues to serve actively in the agency since her granddaughter, Lara Thrash, took over as Broker/Owner in 2015. An asset to her community and the real estate industry, James was the 2007 President of the Mississippi Association of Realtor and Past Chair of the Area Development Partnership and the Hattiesburg Planning and Zoning Commission and served as President of The Hattiesburg Board of Realtors, The Pine Belt Community Foundation, and The Family YMCA. James also serves on Bancorp South community Board of Directors and Forrest General Hospital Foundation.
James' awards and achievements are numerous and include Hattiesburg's Woman of Achievement, Mississippi Business Journal Top 50 Business Women in Mississippi, Paul Harris Non Rotarian Award, Executive of the Year of Sales and Marketing Executives of Hattiesburg, Small Business Leader of the Year by William Carey University and The ADP, Realtor of the Year for the Hattiesburg Board of Realtors, Forrest General Hospital Leadership Award, Wesley Hospital Strong Woman Award, and the Hattiesburg Hub Award. James is a member of the President's Circle of the Realtor Pac and Marpac Hall of Fame, and a longtime member of the Professional Standards Committee, the Regional Ethics and Arbitration Panel for the Mississippi Association of Realtors, and numerous other committees for the local, state, and national associations of realtors.