Who is Blossman: Meet Peyton Lee

After graduating from Picayune Memorial High School, 60 miles from the Blossman Gas home office in Ocean Springs, MS, Peyton Lee continued his baseball career at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. Peyton then went on to play baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, while studying Accounting. “When I was evaluating the different paths I could take for my major in college, I kept coming back to accounting. Numbers have always interested me and I knew there would be opportunities down the road in that field.”

After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University in December 2019, he continued helping his father with his construction company, as he had done throughout his time in school. In February 2020, however, Peyton accepted a Staff Accountant position with Blossman Gas at their home office in Ocean Springs, MS. “Coming on board with Blossman has been a great step forward to start my career. The company has a great reputation throughout the region, and I knew it would be a company I could progress in and learn from.”

When asked how the transition has been joining Blossman Gas, Lee says, “Even though starting a job at the beginning of the pandemic brought on its own external issues, it has been a more smooth start than I imagined it could be. We have a great team that is thorough in all facets of the department.” When asked what a typical day looks like, Lee says it’s all about the numbers. “As a Staff Accountant, you are always reviewing assets and liabilities throughout the different locations within the company. I work on journal entries often, and in the last few months have focused on reconciling bank statements.”

Being fresh out of school, Lee discussed what helped him when choosing an area of focus and beginning a career. “I believe no matter what path you choose when entering the workforce, having a passion you can utilize daily is key. I have seen many of my peers move away too quickly from an area of focus because they ran into an issue that they didn’t plan for. Make sure to give it time, whatever you’re interested in, before making a career decision.”