Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, announced that Ann Bowden-Hollis has been elected as vice chairperson of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions. Supreme Court Justice Jess H. Dickinson reappointed Bowden-Hollis of Ocean Springs to serve a second term on the board, which unanimously elected Bowden-Hollis to vice chairperson. Bowden-Hollis replaces Jackson City Attorney Pieter Teeuwissen as vice chairperson of the board, a position he has held since 2005. Teeuwissen will serve as chair.
This honor follows Bowden-Hollis’s recent recognition as Long-Term Workforce Housing’s “Star of the Month” for her continued efforts in protecting Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) interest through advice from her legal experience related to the Davis-Bacon Act and overall construction-related activities.
In Oct. 2009, Bowden-Hollis earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, one of the most valued and respected credentials in the project management industry. She previously served as chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Mississippi Bar and as president of the Harrison County Bar Association.
Bowden-Hollis is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She earned bachelor of science and masters of education degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
In a separate item, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, also announced that Ryan Beckett is the recipient of the 2009 Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Award: Beyond the Call of Duty. Beckett is a member of Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation Group and Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry Group in the firm’s Ridgeland office.
Beckett serves as chair of the Federal Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and the Defense Research Institute antitrust committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Antitrust, Charles Clark American Inn of Court, Defense Research Institute commercial litigation committee and the Young Lawyers committee. Beckett is also a member of Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division and mock trial committee.
A resident of Jackson, Beckett earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Millsaps College and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law.