Adams and Reese Jackson partner and forestry team leader Powell “Gee” Ogletree, Jr., was one of four new appointees to the Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning’s (IHL) Board of Trustees. Ogletree and the other new board members will begin their nine-year terms on May 8.
The Board of Trustees is the constitutional governing body of the Mississippi State IHL and is responsible for the policy and financial oversight of the eight public institutions of higher learning in the state. The 12-member board is appointed from each of the three Mississippi Supreme Court districts with four members from each district.
“I am honored to be asked by Governor [Phil] Bryant to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Institutions of Higher Learning in the State of Mississippi,” Ogletree said in a state-issued press release. “Our state’s eight
Ogletree joined Adams and Reese in 1997 and coordinated the firm’s real estate work throughout Mississippi. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of real estate, title insurance, economic development, forestry, natural resources, zoning, environmental and business matters. Ogletree has a diverse knowledge of and practical experience in real estate, finance
Active in the American Bar Association, Ogletree has served on the Council of the Section of Environment, Energy
Ogletree has been active in the firm’s management, having previously served as Chair of the Adams and Reese Executive Committee, practice group leader for transactions and corporate advisory services, and as Partner In Charge of the Jackson office. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Mississippi Bar Association and the Professionalism Award from the Hinds County Bar Association, and was named to the Hall of Fame by the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association.
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