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Jane Dennis

Director & Organizer

Mrs. Dennis is co­owner and secretary-treasurer of Specialty
Contractors & Associates, Inc. of Gulfport, Mississippi. Specialty Contractors, with its 50-year
regional history, Was recognized as “Business of the Year” for the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the
1995 Salute to Business & Industry Expo.
Jane has a prolific record of participation in the civic community and business related activities.
For her public service, as Well as her high profile as a Woman business owner, Jane was honored
as the Cover of The Journal of South Mississippi Business in March 2005. In 2005, she was
named Miss Leadership Gulf Coast by her peers at LGC, a program of Gulf Coast Chamber of

Mississippi Business Journal has honored Jane as their Business Woman of the Year for 2007.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, I ane and her husband Dave currently reside in Pass Christian, MS,
a town of only 7,000 that lost 80% of its housing to Hurricane Katrina. Recognizing the need for
both quick action and long-term vision to preserve the unique character of the 300-year-old
town, Jane has focused her energies on Katrina recovery committees, most notably serving as
current co-chairman of “Build Back the Coast”, a fund at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Jane is a graduate of Auburn University and she and her husband Dave served as vice chairs of
the Washington & Lee University Parent’s Council, Where their son, Patrick, is a recent graduate.
Their daughter Katie is a graduate of Wake Forest University and a 2008 Ole Miss Law School