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Millsaps team in Top 3

A team of four students from the Else School of Management at Millsaps College recently placed among the top three in a Chartered Financial Analyst-sponsored competition that provides intensive training in financial analysis and presentation. The Millsaps-Louis Wilson Fund Team earned second place in the Mid South CFA Institute Research Challenge in Memphis. The CFA Institute and the CFA societies ...

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Allison Washington joins Mississippi Arts Commission

Allison Washington has joined the Mississippi Arts Commission as Special Initiatives Director.  She previously worked as the Music Trails Program Manager in the Division of Tourism with the Mississippi Development Authority for the last three years. She is a native of Jackson and a 2009 graduate from Belhaven University with a B.A. in Communications.

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Members Exchange Credit Union has announced two new hires

Members Exchange Credit Union has announced two new hires: » Leah Stovall Roark, has joined the Members Exchange team as Vice President of Finance.  Roark, a University of Southern Mississippi graduate, brings almost 20 years of experience with her. » Sarah Dale Harmon, will be an assistant vice president of marketing.  Harmon began her career in credit unions as the ...

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Carol Stewart to lead Central Mississippi Realtors Association

Carol Stewart, a broker associate with Crye-Leike’s Madison office, was elected president of the Central Mississippi Realtors Association by the membership. Stewart has been selling real estate for nine years and involved in the real estate industry for 15 years. Stewart was a top-producer with Crye-Leike in her first year and consistently maintained the status each year. Stewart also serves ...

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Sheridan makes Top 10 list

Butler Snow attorney Michael W. Sheridan has been named a Top 10 Payments Lawyer by Paybefore, a provider of information to the prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. Paybefore named the Top 10 Payments Lawyers based on votes from Paybefore.com visitors. The winners were honored at the All Payments Expo in Las Vegas where they were recognized for their “commitment ...

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House honors Fred Haise

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Astronaut Fred Haise (center, red tie), a Biloxi native, was honored by the Mississippi House of Representatives for his distinguished career. He was commended with House Concurrent Resolution 88, which recognized his extraordinary leadership and service. Among his many space flights, Haise was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 13, which developed problems during its moon flight and had to ...

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Baker Donelson recognized

Fifteen of Baker Donelson law firm’s Jackson attorneys will be ranked in 2015 edition of Chambers USA as leading practitioners in the state in specific practice areas. Recognized are: » Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall and William S. Painter. » Corporate/Commercial (Gaming & Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. (state and national) » Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Stephen Edds and Sue Fairbank » ...

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Planters Bank promotes at 3 locations

Planters Bank and Trust, based in Greenville, recently announced eight promotions: » Parker England has been promoted to first vice president for the Greenville branch. England joined Planters Bank in November 2007. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 and received his MBA from Mississippi State in 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of ...

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Lawmakers honor Arslan and Owens at JSU

Jackson State University Chemistry Professor Dr. Zikri Arslan and Chemistry senior Harold Owens III have been honored by the Mississippi Legislature. Both were recognized by the Mississippi House and Senate on Feb. 17 as part of Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE). The event is held annually to recognize academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s ...

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Gary Gordon joins bank board

OmniBank, a community bank in Bay Springs, has announced the appointment of Gary A. Gordon to its Board of Directors, which took effect in the fall of 2014. Gordon currently serves in the position of Petroleum Marketer for Denson Oil Company in Bay Springs.  With over 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Gordon is responsible for reselling refined ...

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