|Ed Blakeslee, Board Member
Mr. Blakeslee was appointed to the IHL Board of Trustees by Governor Haley Barbour in May 2004. His term will expire in May 2015.
He received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and completed accounting courses from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Blakeslee has retired as vice president of Mississippi Power Company, where he worked since 1965. He served as vice president of the company from 1984 until retirement. As vice president, he was responsible for power delivery, marketing, customer operations and division operations, and also served as the compliance officer. Prior to his position as vice president, Mr. Blakeslee served as an assistant engineer, manager of financial services, chief accounting officer, and division director.
Before beginning his career with Mississippi Power Company, Mr. Blakeslee served in the United States Army.
Mr. Blakeslee is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Gulfport. He has served as a member of the adjunct accounting faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park Campus, past president of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport, past president of Leadership Gulf Coast and past executive vice president of the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Blakeslee has also served on the Southern Miss Business Advisory Board, the Mississippi State University Engineering Advisory Board, and the Community Concert Board. He is currently serving as chairman of the Wolf River Conservation Society.
Mr. Blakeslee is a registered professional engineer and a certified public accountant in the state.
He is married to the former Marilyn Moore. They have two daughters and three granddaughters.