Sun Herald: These are the 7 people who will help decide how the BP oil spill money is spent

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The Sun Herald is reporting that “an advisory board that will oversee spending of BP oil spill recovery money is now set.” Read the complete story by the Sun Herald here.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ appointees:
Jerry Levens of Long Beach, retired partner at CPA firm Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre

Mark Cumbest of Cumbest Bluff, owner of Cumbest Realty

Gov. Phil Bryant’s appointees:
Ashley Edwards of Biloxi, president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Business Council

Moses Feagin, vice president and CFO of Mississippi Power

Becky Montgomery Jenner of Pass Christian, Workforce Development & Education Manager at Mississippi Power

Speaker Philip Gunn’s appointees:
Greg Cronin of Ocean Springs, president and CEO of Charter Bank

Jim Simpson of Gulfport, attorney for Long Beach city and school district and former state representative

Lawmakers in a special session last year determined that the Gulf Coast will get 75 percent of the settlement funds.

Most BP settlement cash going to Coast, ending special session