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Mark Cumbest is the Broker-Owner and Founder of Cumbest Realty, Inc. He currently serves as Chairman of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission. In 1975 he graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Real Estate and Insurance. That same year he founded Cumbest Realty, Inc. In addition to growing Cumbest Realty into a respected and successful business, Mark has been very active in the real estate industry and the Gulf Coast community. He has served as President of the Jackson County Board of Realtors, President of the Mississippi Chapter of Realtors Land Institute and National President of the Realtors Land Institute. He is a member of the Gulf Coast Business Council where he serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. For Mark’s work, he has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

1983 - Awarded Accredited Land Consultant Designation;
1991 - Selected Land Realtor of America by the Realtors Land Institute;
1997 - Mississippi Realtor of the Year;
1997 - Today's Realtor Commercial/Investment Category Today's Realtor Magazine;
1999 - Became youngest inductee into Mississippi Realtor Hall of Fame;
2002 - Selected as one of the Top 10 South Mississippi Community Leaders;
2002 - Inducted into the Roland Weeks Leadership Hall of Fame;
2002 - Designated as Top South Mississippi Community Leader;
2005 - Inducted into Who's Who in Mississippi Business by the Mississippi Business Journal;
2005 - Appointed by Governor as Fourth Congressional District Representative on the Mississippi Real Estate Commission;
2005 - Appointed by Governor to the Governor’s Commission on Recovery Rebuilding and Renewal;
2006 - Elected Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission;
2007- Elected Chairman of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission;
2006 - Inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame;
Five time recipient of Realtor of the Year Award, East Gulf Coast Board of Realtors;
Four time recipient of Realtor of the Year, Mississippi RLI Chapter;
Life Membership of Elite Circle of Realtors, East Gulf Coast Board of Realtors;
Top Producer and Roundtable Member, Gulf Coast Association of Realtors;
Real Estate Council Member, USM Foundation;
Business Advisory Council Member, USM College of Business;
Mississippi United Methodist Karina Recovery Communication Committee Member;
Board of Directors Member, and Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the USM Foundation;
Ogletree House Capital Campaign Committee Member.

Mark is a lifelong resident of the Cumbest Bluff area of Wade. He has been married to Pamela Cumbest for 32 years, and they have two sons, Grant and Reid. He is a member of Caswell Springs United Methodist Church where he has served on the Administrative Board since 1983 and as the Finance Chairperson since 1989. Since 1985 he has worked as Stewardship Chairman for Caswell Springs. Mark is currently on the Board of Directors for The United Methodist Hour in Hattiesburg, MS.

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