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September 19, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of J. Durr Boyles, of Jackson, to the Mississippi Volunteer Services Commission, whose mission is to engage Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities.


“Durr has a true commitment to serving others and will be a great asset to the people of Mississippi as we continue to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina,” Governor Barbour said.


Boyles, a certified Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), has worked with Boyles, Moak, Brickell, & Marchetti Insurance, Inc. since 1983, and currently serves as executive vice president of the firm. In addition, Boyles currently serves as Deputy Commander, 168th Engineer Group Headquarters, with the Mississippi Army National Guard, assisting with the oversight of approximately 1500 engineer soldiers. He is the former national president of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and past member of MetLife’s National Agents Council. Boyles served as president of Safeco Insurance Company’s Mississippi advisory board and was legislative liaison for the Mississippi Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America from 1997 to 2004. In addition, he was chosen by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the “Top 40 Businessmen Under 40” in 1998.


Boyles graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and earned a master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College. He and his wife, Robin, have two children, Grey and Connor.