David A. Blaine, president and owner of Edgewater Cleaners in Biloxi, and Greg H. English, property and casualty specialist with MetLife Auto & Home in Ocean Springs, have been named to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees. Blaine will represent Harrison County and English will represent Jackson County.
Blaine is a member of the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, served on the Biloxi School Board of Trustees from 1998-2013 and was president of that board from 2003-2006. In 2000, he won the Businessmen’s Club Image Award and the Harrison County Outstanding Business Contributing to the Economy & Quality of Life of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is married to Susan C. Blaine, CPA.
“I’ve always been an MGCCC fan and appreciated what the college has accomplished for South Mississippi,” said Blaine. “It is an exceptional institution that already ranks at the top nationally, and I’m looking forward to being a part of its outstanding future.”
English has a bachelor of arts from the University of Mississippi in Business with an emphasis in Financial Management and Insurance. He has been the property and casualty specialist at MetLife since 2002 and was an associate agent with Nationwide Insurance from 1996-2002 and a portfolio manager and underwriter with Nationwide Insurance from 1994-1996. He is married to Kate F. English.
“I’m thoroughly excited about being involved with MGCCC,” English said. “There’s so many great things going on at each of the campuses and centers and it’s thrilling to be a part of that, to really be involved in the new and innovative plans being generated.”
The MGCCC Board of Trustees, which meets monthly, comprises 23 members representing George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. Each county’s board of supervisors selects trustees annually.