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Barry Burks, RHU®

VP / Shareholder

601-944-0957

Jackson Office

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Hometown:
Tupelo, MS
Education:
BBA - University of Mississippi
Areas of Specialty:
Employee Benefits
Joined Ross & Yerger:
2003
Background & Experience:
16 years with Pitney Bowes; 19 years with Ross & Yerger
​What do you like most about R&Y?
The love and compassion of our people displayed daily for each other and our clients
Organizations & Community Activities:
Harbor House Board; Christ United Methodist Church
Family:
Wife – Jane; Emily and Andrew
Hobbies:
Golf, Hunting, and spending time with my wife and kids
In my free time, I enjoy:
I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, and trying to help others any way that I can
Something people don't know about me:
I enjoy going to 70's and 80's rock concerts with my wife and friends
The person I admire the most is:
Jim Porter, Sr Minister at Centenary United Methodist Church, life-long spiritual advisor and dear friend; my wife and children (because they make me a better person)
My favorite quote is:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” - Charles Swindoll