C Spire makes staff promotions
by MBJ Staff
Published: May 16,2013
C Spire Wireless has made numerous staff news. These include Frank “Beau” York, manager, brand programs; Cody Mahaffey, manager, financial planning and analysis; Donna Morgan, manager, brand products; Amanda Long, market manager, retail, Philadelphia; John Hegi, manager, network accounting; Tammy Taylor, client account executive, Central Mississippi; Gary Dodson, client account executive, Central Mississippi; J.C. Simmons, client account executive, Central Mississippi; Nick Trentmen, client account executive; Rachel Halford, client account executive; and, Paige Griffin, client account executive. York has worked in a variety of management and non-management positions, including product specialist, marketing manager and sales representative since joining C Spire in 2006. A native of Jackson, York is a Mississippi College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Long brings over 13 years of experience to her new position. She previously served as a floating market manager and as a technology professional in the company’s Starkville market. Long spent 10 years working in a variety of sales positions for Alltel Wireless before joining C Spire. A graduate of East Central Community College and Mississippi State University with a degree in marketing, Long worked 10 years in a variety of sales jobs for Alltel Wireless before joining C Spire. A native of Louisville, Long is a member of the Community Development Partnership in Philadelphia. Hegi, a certified public accountant, previously worked as a senior auditor for Horne LLP, a Ridgeland-based tax and accounting firm, for five years before joining C Spire in 2011. He previously served as manager of financial analysis and planning. A native of Madison, Hegi is a University of Mississippi graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Dodson previously served as a data and IP account executive and a major accounts manager for AT&T and a senior account executive for Time Warner Telecom. A native of Hialeah, Fla., Dodson is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree. He has received certification in Cisco Sales essentials and Burton sales skills. Simmons previously served as a property and casualty agent for Twitty Insurance Agency Inc. A native of New Albany, Simmons is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in risk management, insurance and financial and real estate-mortgage financing. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the MSU Alumni Board committee. Since joining C Spire in 2008, Mahaffey has worked as a financial analyst. A native of Jonesboro, La., Mahaffey is a Millsaps College graduate with a master’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Beta Gama Business Honor Society and the Financial Management Association. Morgan has over 17 years of telecommunications experience, including 13 years in a variety of management roles at Chicago-based U.S. Cellular. Prior to her latest job, Morgan was manager of C Spire’s Advance Pay program. A native of Miami, Fla.,, Morgan graduated from DeVry University in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in technical management and networking. Taylor previously served as a business account executive for Comcast Cable in Jackson. Before that, she was a business account executive for Xfone Inc. A native of Jackson, Taylor is participating in Belhaven University’s Aspire program and working towards a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is a member of Woman in the Channel. Griffin previously served as a telecommunications specialist for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s leading centers for pediatric cancer treatment. A Memphis native, Griffin is a University of Memphis graduate. Trentman previously served as a business account executive for Comcast Business Services and as a regional account manager for IVR Controls, a Memphis-based software company that develops, distributes and deploys intelligent video security and surveillance platforms. A Memphis native, Trentman graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and management and volunteers as the head coach of an eighth-grade boys basketball team at St. Georges Independent School in Collierville, Tenn. A Memphis native, Halford previously served as an office equipment sales professional for R.J. Young.
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