DUKE JONATHAN PARK ALLEN
Jonathan Park Allen of Gulfport. His parents are the late Mr. David Allen and Ms. Barbara Allen.
Jonathan is a graduate of Gulfport High School. He graduated in 2007 from Northwood University, with a dual major in Automotive Management and Marketing. As well as the National Auto Dealers Association Dealer Academy in 2012. He served as co-chairman for the Auto Show of the Palm Beaches in 2007 and currently is a member of Gulf States Toyota Dealer Council, President of All-Terrain Productions, and Chairman of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association for 2021-2022. He is the President and dealer principal of J. Allen Toyota of Gulfport and Managing Partner of Coast Companies and TripleTails Restaurant and Bar in Bay St Louis. He served as the 2019-2020 President of the Gulfport Rotary Club and is an Executive Board member for Boys Scouts of America Pine Burr Area Council and served as 2018 Chairman for the American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Jonathan is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Jonathan’s grandfather Bert Allen served as a past GCCA Duke.
DUKE BRANDON CRAIG ANDERSON
Brandon Craig Anderson of Gulfport is the husband of Cameron Corhern Anderson. They are the parents of Marien Ansley and McCharen Parkes Anderson. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Russell Parkerson of Hattiesburg.
Craig is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School. He attended Mississippi State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2000, where he received a Doctor of Medicine in dentistry. In 2001, he completed a general practice residency at the V.A. Hospital in Portland, Oregon. In 2009, he received a Certificate of Endodontics from New York University, and in 2017, he became a board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics.
Craig is an endodontist at South Mississippi Endodontics Biloxi-Pascagoula, which he founded in 2009. He previously served on the faculty at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.
Craig is a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Gulfport, Preserve Golf Club, Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and The Revelers Carnival Organization. He has published numerous professional articles and lectures nationally. He is actively involved in online dental education.
Craig’s children, Marien Ansley and McCharen Parkes, served as flag bearers in 2020.
DUKE ROY BRITTANY BLACKLIDGE
Roy Brittany “Brit” Blacklidge of Gulfport is the husband of Courtney Craven Blacklidge. They are the parents of two daughters, Alex and Blakeley. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Blacklidge Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Payne all of Gulfport.
Brit is a graduate of Gulfport High School. He attended Mississippi State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in general business. He is currently President and CEO of Blacklidge.
Brit is a member of Gulf Coast Business Council Leadership, Young President Association’s Southeastern Chapter and secretary of National Asphalt Paving Association AMC. He is a Gulf Coast Council Master’s Class graduate, recipient of Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, 2018 chairman for the American Heart Association Heart Gala, 2017 board member for the American Heart Association Heart Walk and serves as state chair of Mississippi’s Young President Organization. He is a past deacon and member of First Baptist Church in Gulfport, a founding member of BattleCry Mississippi Men’s Ministry and member of The Revelers Mardi Gras Crew.
Brit’s brother, Ronnie Blacklidge, served as king of The Revelers in 2019. His daughter, Alex, was a GCCA flagbearer in 2019. His grandmother, Dorothy “Dot” Blacklidge, is a past queen of Les Caveliers. His mother, Donna Payne, is a past queen of Hera. His sister, Ginger Blacklidge Hyatt, is a past queen of Neptune.
DUKE JOE EVERITT CLOYD
Joe Everitt Cloyd of Ocean Springs is the husband of Jessica Harrral Cloyd. They are the parents of daughter, Martha Cloyd and son, Gaines Cloyd. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. David Cloyd of Prentiss, MS.
Joe is a high honors graduate of Prentiss Christian School. He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy and a minor in classical guitar.
Joe is an entrepreneur on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is co-owner of The Roost and The Hemingway Boutique Hotels in Ocean Springs, co-owner of Lighthouse Assisted Living and Memory Care and Riverside Senior Living, co-owner of the Cottages at Oak Park in Ocean Springs and cottages at Second Street in Pass Christian. He is a partner in Frontier Gulf Coast and Sheppard Services in Theodore, Alabama and Ocean Springs.
Joe currently serves as president of the Ocean Springs School Board and as chairman of the Ocean Springs Homelessness Task Force. He also serves as a board member for Mississippi Business Finance Corporation and Mississippi Development Bank, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and as an advisory board member for The First Bank. Joe also is a member of the Jackson County Republican Executive Committee.
Joe attends St. Paul Methodist Church. He enjoys boating, fishing, golfing, playing guitar and spending time with family and friends on the coast and in New Orleans.
DUKE DANIEL LANE HENSARLING
Daniel Lane Hensarling of Gulfport is the husband of Stacy McClellan Hensarling. They are the parents of Barker Wade, Danny and William Hensarling.
Lane is a graduate of St. John High School. He was a member of the St. Johns Eagles Football team, baseball team and weightlifting team. He received a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a project manager for Dan Hensarling, Incorporated.
Lane is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, Gulfport Yacht Club, Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Lane’s sister, Katie Hensarling, served as a maid in 2008.
DUKE GEOFFREY J. KNESAL
Geoffrey Joseph Knesal of Gulfport is the husband of Jessica Knesal. They are the proud parents of Grayson Knesal and Nash Knesal. He is a graduate of Gulfport High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Construction and Land Development in 2004 and Master of Business Administration in 2006, both from Mississippi State University, where he was also a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He is a Project Executive at AnderCorp, LLC in Gulfport.
He is currently serving as the President of Mississippi Associated General Contractors for 2022 and is also currently serving on the AGC America Board of Governors. He served on the Executive Leadership teams for the American Heart Association Heart Walk in 2018 and 2021, Heart Gala in 2018, Real Men Wear Pink in 2019 and Rapiscan Systems Classic Ambassador Club from 2014-2019. He was a member of the Leadership Gulf Coast Class of 2013-2014, Leadership Mississippi Class of 2020-2021, and a recipient of the 2019 One Coast Top-10 under 40. He is also a member of the American Society for Health Care Engineering.
His father Robert Knesal served as a Duke to King d’Iberville in 2007. His mother Rhonda Knesal served as Queen of Les Cavaliers in 2002 and Queen of The Revelers in 2016, and he and his wife Jessica served as a Duke and Maid of The Revelers in 2016.
DUKE PATRICK THOMAS MASON
Patrick Thomas Mason of Biloxi is the husband of Dewey Brashier Mason. They are the parents of daughter, Elise Rose Mason. His parents are Dr. Thomas and Cynthia Mason.
Patrick is a graduate of Mercy Cross High School. He attended Mississippi State University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance with an emphasis in risk management. He is currently a bond and commercial insurance producer for BXS Insurance in Biloxi.
Patrick is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi, the Mississippi Valley Branch of Associated General Contractors, The Associated Builders and Contractors of Mississippi, the Surety and Fidelity Association of America, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, and the Construction Financial Management Association.
Patrick is a parishioner of Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral in Biloxi. He is a member of the Order of Mithras, The Revelers, Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, Gulfport Gridiron Club, Mississippi State Alumni Association, The Bulldog Club and the Biloxi Yacht Club.
Patrick’s wife, Dewey Brashier Mason, was a GCCA flag bearer in 1999, a maid in 2008 and served as Queen Ixolib 2009. His father-in-law, Jim E. Brashier, was a GCCA duke in 2000 and served as King d’Iberville 2003. His sister-in-law, Analise Brashier Riggins, was a GCCA flag bearer in 2002, a page 2003, a maid in 2009 and served as Queen Ixolib 2013. His sister-in- law, Christina Pitzer Mason, served as a GCCA maid in 2008. His sister-in-law, Courtney Tremmel Brashier, served as a maid in 2013. His brother-in-law, Jim Eley Brashier, as a flag bearer in 2000.
DUKE JAMES A. NECAISE
James A. Necaise of Pass Christian is the husband of Ashley Necaise. They are the parents of Jacob, Justin, Hannah and Hailey Necaise. He is the son of Herman Necaise and Linda Necaise.
He is a graduate of Long Beach High School and Mississippi State University. He is principal and vice presidents of Necaise Brothers Construction Company Inc. and NBCC Holdings. He is a parishioner at St James Catholic Church in Gulfport.