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Merit Health Medical Group adds physician

Merit Health Medical Group welcomes Louis J. Saddler, MD, has joined the medical staff at Merit Health Medical Group. His practice is Merit Health Madison in Canton. Board certified in internal medicine, Saddler completed his medical residency and internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine ...

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Langham and Ricks Join Silas Simmons, LLP

The accounting firm of Silas Simmons, LLP has added Greg Langham and Eduardo Ricks to its professional staff. Langham is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, where he earned Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Business Administration degrees in 2016 and 2017, respectively. While at SELU he was Vice President of Beta Alpha Psi and a member of the MBA ...

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Mark Smith joins Hancock Whitney as Director of Private Wealth Management

Longtime Southeast financial services executive Mark Christopher Smith recently joined Hancock Whitney Bank as Executive Vice President and Director of Private Wealth Management. Having earned the Certified Wealth Strategist designation from Cannon Financial Institute, the veteran banker will lead the high-net-worth teams within Hancock Whitney’s private wealth management group. Smith joined Hancock Whitney from BBVA Compass, where he spent 12 ...

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USM College of Business names Chuck Scianna Entrepreneur of the Year

The Business Advisory Council for The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi is honoring Chuck Scianna (’75) as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year. Scianna is the owner, founder, and President of Sim-Tex, a leading firm in the oil country tubular goods industry. Sim-Tex provides the pipe that is used to produce oil and gas out of ...

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HORNE LLP promotes 19 Ridgeland team members

HORNE LLP recently announced the promotion of 19 Ridgeland team members. The employee, department ad new title are: » Melissa Poole (Public and Middle Market), Manager » Madison Alcaraz (Public and Middle Market), Supervisor » Kathryn Brazil (Public and Middle Market), Senior Associate » Mathew Marchand (Public and Middle Market), Senior Associate » Tiana Hillman (Public and Middle Market), Senior ...

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Adams and Reese recognized for participation in UM Law Firm Challenge

The Jackson office of Adams and Reese was recognized recently by the University of Mississippi School of Law for becoming the first firm to reach 100 percent giving in the UM Law Firm Challenge, as issued by Dean and Professor of Law Susan Duncan. Ten of the firm’s Jackson attorneys completed their law degrees from the University of Mississippi, including ...

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Texas Tech honors Clinton’s Hoffman

Christopher Hoffman of Clinton has been recognized by Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Young Alumni Awards, which honor graduates who’ve made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought distinction to the college and to the professions associated with agriculture and natural resources. Hoffman received ...

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Merit Health Central Names Polk ACNO

Brad Polk, RN, MSN, was recently named assistant chief nurse officer at Merit Health Central. Polk has 13 years of nursing experience, with over eight years at Merit Health Central. Prior to his new role, he worked as assistant nurse manager/nursing supervisor and director of intensive care/cardiovascular recovery. Before joining Merit Health Central, Polk worked at sister facility Merit Health ...

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Methodist Rehab names Syrone McBeath security director

Syrone McBeath has joined the staff of Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson as the Director of Security. He previously spent more than 16 years with the University of Mississippi Medical Center Police Department, most recently as a lieutenant. A native of Moss Point, Syrone earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mississippi College in 1994. He also minored in ...

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Waggoner Engineering add 4 Team

Waggoner Engineering, Inc., an economic development, program management and engineering firm, recently added four new employees to its team: Audrey Lewis, James Price, Rachel Westerfield and Ayad Taofik. Lewis works as a project engineer for Waggoner’s Hernando Office. Lewis graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is a member of the American ...

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