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Jason Bailey named MBJ’s Under 40 Person of the Year

Jason Bailey, owner  and CEO of Summit Management Services, was named Mississippi’s Under 40 Person of the Year for 2017 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson. Bailey has been owner and CEO of Summit Mangement Services, a property management service in Oxford, since 2009. He is responsible for day-to-day ...

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Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its March Ambassadors of the Month awards to, from left, Shawnda Grace, Trustmark, Red-ticket winner; Casey Hendricks, Montgomery Institute, third place; Mary Atterberry, Rush Health Systems, first place; and Derron Radcliff, MSU Riley Center, second place. Courtesy of EMBDC  

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Cupples inducted as Fellow

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Margaret Oertling Cupples, the managing partner of the firm’s Jackson office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, which recognizes a lawyer’s excellence, as well as dedication and service to the public and profession. Cupples focuses her practice on civil appeals and commercial litigation. Her work ...

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Pittman to lead ERDC

Dr. David W. Pittman has been named Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. As ERDC Director, Pittman manages one of the most diverse research organizations in the world, including seven laboratories located in four states, with more than 2,100 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities, and an annual program exceeding $1 billion. Pittman also serves as Director ...

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Cadence’s Toney honored

Jerry Toney, senior wealth advisor for Cadence Investment Services and Mississippi president for Cadence Bank, was recently recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Bank Advisors” for 2016 by Bank Investment Consultant, a financial services industry magazine. Toney ranked 31st in the annual list, placing among the top 50 for the second consecutive year. Toney is a 1996 graduate ...

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Alberts joins Clinic

Scott J. Alberts, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service. He received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz. Alberts is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is trained in adult gerontology ...

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French is department head

Professor P. Edward “Eddie” French, a longtime faculty member in Mississippi State’s College of Arts and Sciences, is the new permanent leader of its Department of Political Science and Public Administration. French has served the PSPA department on an interim basis since 2016. French has held multiple positions in the PSPA department since joining the MSU faculty in 2008.  In ...

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Boys & Girls cite Newsome

Dr. Abigail S. Newsome, Director of BioInformatics at Mississippi Valley State University, was recently named the Beverly Burton New Board Member of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southeast Regional Conference in Montgomery, Ala. Newsome is a native of Itta Bena and received her B.S. from MVSU and her Ph.D from the University of Southern Mississippi. ...

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2 Gulf Coast Realtors recognized

Sam Ford and Kenneth Jones, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alfonso Realty, Inc., have been awarded the Top Producer Platinum Award-Commercial, and  both have individually won the Emerald Award from  the Gulf Coast Association of Realtors, Inc. The  Emerald Award is bestowed upon commercial sales professionals who achieve the highest commercial gross commission income among the Gulf Coast Association of Realtors.

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