Hood reappointed to Oil and Gas Board

Jim Hood, Attorney General for the State of Mississippi, recently announced that he has reappointed Hazlehurst businessman Carroll Hood to the State Oil and Gas Board for a third term.
Lisa Ivshin, Executive Director of the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board, welcomed Hood back eagerly.  “We are all very proud and happy to have Mr. Hood back on the board.  His experience, knowledge and credibility truly are assets to the board.  And, we’re excited that he agreed to serve a third term,” Ivshin said.
Hood’s term begins immediately and runs through 2016.
The Miss. State Oil and Gas board oversees all oil and gas drilling, exploration and production in the state, both on land and off shore. Hood was previously appointed to the Oil and Gas Board by Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck in 2002 and again in 2008 by A. G. Hood. During the ’02 term Hood was elected chairman of the board.
Hood’s business experience spans several decades in the LP gas business.  He has been a marketer of Phillips 66 petroleum products for over 50 years, during which time he has owned and operated several other businesses.
Carroll Hood is currently serving as president of Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, serves on the board of Metropolitan Bank and is president of Hico General Insurance Agency.  In addition to these positions of leadership, Hood is active in many other ventures.  He is owner of Lakehurst Development Co., Circle H Ranch, is a breeder of Missouri Fox Trotter horses and serves as president of H.E. Properties, Inc.  He is currently involved in real estate developments in several Mississippi counties, including timber holdings and pine plantations.
He recently retired as  president of Hood Petroleum Company, Inc.
In the past he has served as a Commissioner of the Miss. Employment Security Commission, was in the LP Gas business for 17 years, has been involved in interstate and intrastate trucking for 30 years, in the wholesale tire and appliance business for 15 years, in the cattle business for 25 years, served on the board of directors of Kimbrough Investment Company, and was a member of the Miss. Research and Development Council.
Additionally, he served as Copiah County Chairman of the SMB Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America, represented the Southeastern Region of the United States on Gates Rubber Co. Dealer Council, served as chairman of the Farmers Home Committee, is a former president of the Copiah County Industrial Development Foundation, a member of the Miss. State Parole Board, a member of the Board of Economic Development, and is a former president of the Copiah County Economic Development District.
He is presently a member of the Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce, the Miss. Economic Council, the Miss. Petroleum Marketers Association, Rolling Hills Country Club and the University Club. He served in the Air National Guard and Army National Guard for nine years, receiving an honorable discharge, is a graduate of Hazlehurst High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College, is a Methodist and he and his wife Elizabeth Ann Warren Hood have five children.

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