Seven community leaders were recently selected to serve on the board of directors for United Way of Southeast Mississippi. The new board members are Jana Bryant of Georgia-Pacific Leaf River Cellulose; Mary Moore Conville, attorney; Terrell Grindle of Nicholson & Company; Nicole Jones of After School Academics and Arts Program; Sarah Newton of Albert & Associates; Willie Sims, CPA; and, Leigh Ann Underwood of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists. The board’s executive committee is made up of Susan Slaughter of Hattiesburg Clinic, board president; Russ Hendley of Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company, campaign chair; Billy Browning of Mississippi Power Company, Pacesetter/assistant campaign chair; Karen Griffis of Regions Mortgage, secretary/treasurer and finance chair; Susan Yarrow of Hattiesburg Clinic, funds distribution committee chair; Nancy Carpenter of Forrest General Hospital Home Care and Hospice, communications chair; Jason Lee of Mississippi Power Company, community impact chair; Mike Pasquale, audit committee chair; Troy Daniels of Forrest General Hospital, personnel committee chair; and, John Griffith of Regions Bank, past board president. Other members currently serving on the board are Allen Anderson, Anderson Design Center; James Bacchus, Hattiesburg Public Schools; Julia Brown, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources; Clyde Bryant, State Farm Insurance; Sam Buchanan, Mississippi Center for Legal Services; Dave Bush, The First; Nadine Coleman, Petal School District; Andrew Ellard, City of Hattiesburg; Tracie Fowler, Hattiesburg American; Roman Galey, SouthGroup Insurance; Bill Granberry, Richton Bank and Trust; Mary Dayne Gregg, retired; Dr. Eddie Holloway, The University of Southern Mississippi; Wren Hood, Hood Companies; Dr. Scott Hummel, William Carey University; Becky Hurston, Lamar County Schools; Mike Neuendorf, Wesley Medical Center; Gene Owens, Owens Business Machines; Mike Ratliff, Johnson, Hall and Ratliff law firm; Janice Robinson, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative; Marcus Robinson, Magnolia State Bank; Wes Rouse, BancorpSouth; Kemi Simmons, Grand Bank for Savings; Joe Stevens, Wise, Carter, Child & Carraway law firm; Greg Thrash, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Richard Topp, Nicholson & Company; Dave Ware, Hattiesburg City Council; Jim Wild, Regions Bank; Valencia Williamson, Area Development Partnership; and, Dora Willis, community volunteer.
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