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Zizzi named president of CPA firm

Byrne Zizzi CPA, PLLC, recently named Emily Moore Zizzi, CPA, as the firm’s president. Zizzi has worked at the firm for 15 years in various roles and became a partner in 2013. She is responsible for managing the firm’s client services.  She is a native of Houston, Miss., and lives in Tupelo.

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Lauren Dieth joins People Lease

Lauren Dieth recently joined the People Lease in Ridgeland. She has over 10 years experience in customer service management and marketing management. Lauren holds an Associates of Science in Paralegal Technology from Hinds Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting from Mississippi College. Lauren is married to Charles Dieth and has two ...

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Fisher Phillips Recognized for Leading Collaboration by BTI Consulting Group

Fisher Phillips, a national law firm with an office in Gulfport, has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group for having Leading Collaboration across the law firm. The firm was one of 54 chosen nationally to receive this recognition. BTI’s “Law Firms with the Best Collaboration 2017” is based on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers at large organizations ...

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BKD Announces Recent Promotions

Peder Johnson, managing partner of BKD’s Jackson, Mississippi office, recently announced the following promotions: » Aren Atkinson, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Associate I. She is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor and Masters of Accountancy. Atkinson focuses on providing audit services to clients in the Financial Services and Manufacturing and Distribution industries of BKD. She is ...

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Walden takes wheel at CAVS; Dennis to lead CAVS Extension

Bagley College of Engineering alumnus Clay Walden is the new executive director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University. He succeeds Roger King, who retired in June after a distinguished career with the university. Walden most recently served as director of CAVS Extension in Canton. Glenn Dennis has been named director of that unit. CAVS is ...

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Stennis Space Center Employees Receive 2017 NASA Honor Awards

Stennis Space Center employees from Mississippi were recently recognized for their work at the Annual NASA Honor Awards. NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal: Robert S. Harris was recognized for for progressive leadership as procurement officer and senior procurement official at Stennis. Harris is responsible for overseeing a $4.7 billion acquisition management program and supporting more than 40 resident agencies of the ...

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Cannon Elected to NADA Board of Directors

Michael Joe Cannon has been elected to serve a three-year term on the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Board of Directors as the Mississippi representative. Cannon is the owner of Cannon Motors of Mississippi. Cannon was elected by the Mississippi franchised dealers and will begin serving his second term in March. In his role as the NADA Director, Cannon sits ...

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Renee Coleman named VP of Miller Hospitality

Renee Coleman was recently named Vice President of Miller Hospitality, a restaurant development company based in Ridgeland. As vice president, Coleman oversees the finances and human resources operations of Miller Hospitality, most recently serving as Director of Accounting. Miller Hospitality will soon open Fine & Dandy, an upscale burger restaurant, in The District at Eastover. The group also oversees operations ...

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