Jane Dennis


Jane Rumpf Dennis is co-owner and secretary-treasurer of Specialty Contractors & Associates, Inc., of Gulfport, Mississippi. Specialty Contractors, with its 50-year regional history, was recognized as "Business of the Year" for the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the 1995 Salute to Business & Industry Expo.

Jane has a prolific record of participation in civic, community and business-related activities. For her public service, as well as her high profile as a woman business owner, Jane was honored as the Cover of The Journal of South Mississippi Business in March 2005.


Current Volunteer Activities

Mississippi Representative, SBA Regulatory & Fairness Board

Executive Committee, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Auburn University School of Human Sciences WPB --

 (Women's Philanthropy Benefactor Member)

Fundraising VP, Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Commissioner, Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area,

 Department of Marine Resources


Past Local Volunteer Service

President, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

President, St. James School Board

President, Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport

President, Ntnl Assn. of Women in Construction - Biloxi

Co-Chair -- Auctions, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra Board

Chairman, Walter Anderson Museum Gala VIII 1998




In 2005, she was named Miss Leadership Gulf Coast by her peers at LGC, a program of Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Most recently, Mississippi Business Journal has honored Jane as their Business Woman of the Year for 2007.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Jane and her husband Dave currently reside in Pass Christian, MS, a town of only 7,000 that lost 80% of its housing to Hurricane Katrina. Recognizing the need for both quick action and long-term vision to preserve the unique character of the 300-year-old town, Jane has focused her energies on Katrina recovery committees, most notably serving as current co-chairman of "Build Back the Coast”, a fund at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Both Jane and her husband Dave are graduates of Auburn University.

Dave and Jane have served as vice chairs of the Washington & Lee University Parent’s Council, where their son, Padrick, is a recent graduate. Padrick is currently in his third year of Law School at the University of Mississippi. Their daughter Katie is a graduate of Wake Forest University and a 2008 Ole Miss Law School graduate.





Click here to read the Journal's cover story on Jane.





Jane Dennis (center) accepted her award as Mississippi Business Journal's 2007 Business Woman of the Year from Joe Jones, Publisher of the Mississippi Business Journal and 2006 Business Woman of the Year Linda Watts of Mississippi Power.

Pictured are Dave Dennis, Jane Dennis, Kate Dennis and Joe Jones of Mississippi Business Journal (right).

You may contact Jane Dennis by emailing her at jrdenis@aol.com.

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