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Destin – Three new board members have been appointed to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. The new board members are: Bryan Corr, Sr., of Rosemary Beach, appointed by Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson; David Humphreys, of Panama City, appointed by Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson; and Jay Trumbull, Sr., appointed by Speaker of the Florida House Chris Sprowls. Each new member will serve a four-year term. One additional appointment by Speaker Sprowls is pending.
Bryan Corr, Sr., is the principal of the Corr Group, a real estate development company, and related companies. Prior to his career in real estate development, Mr. Corr served in various roles, culminating in President, of Otelco, a landline telephone company located in Huntsville, Alabama, and later founded a start-up cellular telephone business in Alabama and Georgia. He served as Chair of the Blount County, Alabama E911 Board and oversaw the design and implementation of the first stand-alone E911 system in Alabama. Mr. Corr’s successful cellular telephone company is now a part of AT&T. Mr. Corr was also a founding member and Director of another start-up business to construct communication towers in Latin America.
The Corr Group is responsible for several major developments across the region including the 30Avenue Lifestyle Center, located at the intersection of U.S. 98 and County Road 30A adjacent to Rosemary Beach, and the Grand Panama Office building in Panama City Beach. Both locations are owned and managed by the company.
Mr. Corr is a 1982 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Business. He has served on the Board of Directors of Wireless One Inc., Community Bancshares, and Community Insurance, as well as the Board of Directors of the Rural Cellular Association, McPherson Oil Companies, and Network Management Services. He has served as District Vice President of the University of Alabama Alumni Association and holds a Private Pilot License with instrument, multi-engine, and jet ratings
David Humphreys is the President\Owner of Linea Peninsular Inc. Linea Peninsular was started in 1984 and operates small container vessels trading between the U.S. and Mexico. Linea Peninsular originally operated out of Port Bienville Mississippi. After being devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, operations were moved to Panama City, Florida.
Mr. Humphreys has served on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and supports various charities in the area. He completed his BBA degree at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Jay Trumbull, Sr., is the President/Owner of Culligan Water franchises with seven offices in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. He owns a plumbing company and HVAC company in Panama City.
Mr. Trumbull served several years on the Bay County Planning Commission, the Panama City Housing Authority, the Bay Medical Board Foundation, and the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed to the Florida Transportation Commission in 2011 and served as Chairman from 2015 – 2019.
Currently, Mr. Trumbull serves on the Board of Trustmark National Bank as well as several boards within his industry including Culligan Dealers of North America. He is a member of the Culligan Dealer Advisory Council and is currently president of the Southeastern Bottled Water Association.
Triumph Gulf Coast Board Chair David Bear was enthusiastic about the new board appointments. “We are grateful to President Simpson and Speaker Sprowls for their thoughtful appointments of these outstanding community leaders to the Triumph Board. We look forward to having their fresh perspective and thoughts on this process as we continue to recover, enhance, and diversify the eight counties disproportionately affected by the oil spill,” said Bear.
The Triumph Gulf Coast Board of Directors is appointed by the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, Attorney General and presiding officers of the Legislature. The appointees to the Triumph Board are Chair David Bear, Bryan Corr, Sr., Reynolds Henderson, David Humphreys, Collier Merrill and Jay Trumbull, Sr. All meetings of the Board are public.