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September 16, 2008




(JACKSON, Mississippi)-Governor Haley Barbour has appointed Robert “Bob” Sawyer, of Gulfport, to the Educational Television Authority, which provides educational, instructional, and public service programs for Mississippi students and citizens through a statewide television and radio system.


“I am pleased Bob has accepted this important assignment that greatly impacts Mississippi’s public television and broadcast programs,” Governor Barbour said.


Sawyer has over 27 years of investment experience, currently serving as managing director of Trinity Investment Services, LLC and Sawyer Financial. He previously worked at Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc. In 2008, Sawyer received the Business Integrity Award from the Mississippi Better Business Bureau and the Tapestry Award for Personal Services from the Mississippi Coast Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Gulfport Business Club, Gulfport Rotary Club, and Gulf Coast Business Council. Sawyer is former vice chairman of the Harrison County Development Commission’s finance committee and is a charted federal employee benefits consultant.


He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and is master certified in demographics with the HS Dent Advisory Network. Sawyer has completed various certifications, including an IRA distribution workshop; Series 7 General Securities Agent; Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent; and Series 65, Investment Advisor Representative.


Sawyer and his wife, Suzie, have been married 26 years and have two children, John and Betsey.