Archive for the ‘MBJ FEATURE’ Category

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Philip Bates receives 2014 Paul K. Stumpf Award

  University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Professor Philip Bates is the winner of the 2014 Paul K. Stumpf Award, presented biannually to exceptional scientists in plant lipid research. Paul K. Stumpf, who died in 2007, is the recognized father of plant lipid (fats and oils) research. A renowned biochemist, Stumpf trained many students who went […] [...]

Don Barnes returns to Mississippi College

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, entertainment, Mississippi

Don Barnes is the new operations manager at STAR 93.5. A 47-year-old Brandon resident and Mississippi College alumnus, Barnes began his radio career at WHJT on the Clinton campus when he was a student in the MC Communication Department in the 1980s. Away from the Clinton campus, Barnes serves as the owner of AMP Entertainment […] [...]

St. Dominic’s Allyn Allen and Lacey Mixon earn certification

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

St. Dominic’s employees Allyn Allen, CFNP, and Lacey Mixon, CFNP, recently became part of a select group of 400 nurses from across the country who have earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN). [...]

Jennifer Seal, Tonia Moody named to administrative positions at PRCC

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

Pearl River Community College has announced Dr. Jennifer Seal as the new vice president for planning and institutional research and Tonia Moody is director of admissions and records. Seal most recently served as PRCC’s director of institutional effectiveness. Moody has been with PRCC since 2006, working with disability services, admissions and recruitment. As director of institutional […] [...]

Jerry Claret joins Nations Equipment Finance

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Jerry Claret has joined Nations Equipment Finance, LLC as senior vice president-sales. Claret has over 30 years’ experience in the equipment finance industry, and prior to joining Nations served as business development manager at ENGS Commercial Finance. He previously held positions at Old Florida National Bank, Equify Financial, LLC, People’s United Equipment Finance Corp. and […] [...]

Nissan promotes Greg Gibb and Pam Confer

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, Nissan, transportation

Nissan has promoted Greg Gibb to senior director, manufacturing operations at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Gibb joined Nissan in 1996 and has held positions with increasing responsibilities at all three of Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing facilities — Decherd, Tennessee, Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton. Gibb moves to the position after having served as plant manager, body/stamping.  […] [...]

Michael Boerner added to 1-percent sales tax commission

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: architecture, Business, economy, JACKSON, Mississippi

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from […] [...]

Holly Ford named director of payroll services at Corporate Management Incorporated

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, human resources, Millsaps College, Mississippi

  Corporate Management Incorporated (CMI) recently added Holly Ford as director of payroll services. Ford brings seven years of human resource, finance and operations experience to CMI. She has both her masters of business administration and bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing and management from Millsaps College.   [...]

BOOK BIZ — An inspiring, instructive look at a value-investing great with Investing the Templeton Way

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Book Biz, Business, Mississippi, Sir John Templeton

One word sprung to mind repeatedly as I read Investing the Templeton Way: courage. Simply put, courage defined the life and times of the renowned global value investor Sir John Templeton, and reading about how he approached investing left me both impressed and inspired. Born in 1912 in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee, Templeton […] [...]

TECH 21 — Mississippi’s most wanted in technology

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, tech 21, technology

When examining Mississippi’s contributions to the technology world, there are tech veterans whose works are still being felt, and there are young minds who are bringing new ideas. The Tech 21 is the Mississippi Business Journal’s take on some of the top contributors to technology in Mississippi and the world.       Cameron Arcemont […] [...]

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