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WILLOUGHBY: Mike Lorence helps lead by proving he is part of

As I talk with organizational leaders, one of the recurring themes I hear is the need to find great people for the team. Finding “A” players is something that most everyone wants, but few achieve. Brad Smart addresses this problem in his book, Topgrading, which has become a bestseller and “go to” manual for companies wanting to have the best ...

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Carrie Sumrall named ‘Top Cop’

Carrie Sumrall, a special agent with the State Auditor’s Office, was a recipient of the “Top Cop” award, which is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriffs. Sumrall is a resident of Biloxi, and has served the State Auditor’s Office since 2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a graduate of the Harrison County Law ...

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Institutions of Higher Learning taps John Pearce

The board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named veteran staff member John Pearce as interim associate commissioner for finance and administration. He has served as director of university budgets for the Institutions of Higher Learning since 2008. A certified public accountant, Pearce has extensive experience in providing budget oversight of Mississippi’s eight public four-year institutions of higher ...

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Kevin Williamson made Laurel Chronicle publisher

Kevin Williamson has been named publisher of The Chronicle newspaper in Laurel. Williamson succeeds Skippy Haik in June. Haik had served as interim publisher for The Chronicle since its inception in Jones County in April 2012. Haik will remain with The Chronicle as office manager/bookkeeper. Williamson has worked in print media nearly 17 years, including jobs as reporter, editor, circulation ...

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Ross & Yerger welcomes Seth Hedglin

Seth Hedglin has joined the Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. future partner group sales team. Hedglin, who graduated from the Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, came to Ross & Yerger with a number of years as a successful sales representative with a couple of different national sales organizations. He is married to Katy Apostle Hedglin, ...

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Ross & Yerger welcomes Seth Hedglin

Seth Hedglin has joined the Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. future partner group sales team. Hedglin, who graduated from the Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, came to Ross & Yerger with a number of years as a successful sales representative with a couple of different national sales organizations. He is married to Katy Apostle Hedglin, ...

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Jim Hudson joins Memorial Physician Clinics

Jim Hudson, MD, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in the practice of orthopedic surgery. Hudson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and attended medical school at University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, and completed his residency in surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and residency in orthopedics ...

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Karen Johnson wins advertising award

Karen Johnson, vice president of print production at GodwinGroup, was recently honored with the Bolton-MacVicar Award by the District 7 American Advertising Federation (AAF). The award is presented annually to an advertising professional within the district who has dedicated special efforts to working with advertising students at area schools and universities. Johnson has been involved with AAF since 1987, serving on the board, ...

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