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Commissioner Jerry L. Griffith, Sr.

Jerry L. Griffith, Sr. has more than 40 years of experience in government accounting and management. He is a career agent with the Internal Revenue Service, serving from 1973-2014. During his tenure with the IRS, Mr. Griffith managed the agency’s anti-money laundering program in five states and ensured casinos were in compliance with Title 31 under the Bank Secrecy Act program.  Additionally, he served as a general program manager for Examination.  He also developed an inventory management system to aid in anti-money laundering efforts and directed audits of businesses and casinos. He is experienced in investigating tax fraud and during his career was responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of professional and technical employees engaged in determining the liability for federal taxes. Mr. Griffith holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Delta State University. He is a member of Delta Omicron Subordinate Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Grand Boule where he serves as the Thesauristes. Mr. Griffith is a community mentor and a member of Rotary International of Gulfport. He and his wife Veta are members of Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Gulfport, where he is chairman of the Trustee Board and past chairman of the Brotherhood. Mr. Griffith is a Vietnam Veteran and served in the United States Navy. The Griffiths are the parents of two children.




Commissioner Tom Gresham
Tom Gresham is president and CEO of Double Quick, Inc., a company that owns and operates convenience stores in the Mississippi Delta. He is president of SIGMA, a national trade organization for fuel marketers, and is past president of the Mississippi Association of Convenience Stores. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Gresham is vice chairman of the Mississippi Community College Board. He is also a member of Delta Council and is chairman of Delta Council’s Development Department. He is past chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council. He and his wife Louise are members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. 

Chairman Al Hopkins

Al Hopkins is former Assistant Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard and retired with the rank of Major General. During his military service, he earned multiple awards, including the Legion of Merit and the Magnolia Cross. He served 13 years as Chief Judge of the Court of Military Appeals. He holds bachelor’s degrees in English and History from Delta State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from William Carey University and an Honorary Master of Laws degree in law from Mississippi College School of Law. Mr. Hopkins founded his own law firm in 1977, which operates today under the name Hopkins, Barvié & Hopkins, P.L.L.C. Gulfport. He is senior partner. He is also president of ANH Enterprises, Inc. and Muddy River Farms, LLC, a farming, ranching, and land development company. Mr. Hopkins is an active member of his community and serves many organizations, including the Girl Scouts of Gulf Pines Council and the Spanish Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and is past president of the Harrison County Tourism Commission. He is a 32nd Degree Mason, an avid outdoorsman and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He and his wife Ruth are members of First Baptist Church of Gulfport, where Mr. Hopkins is a Deacon and teaches Sunday School. The Hopkins have two children.