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David Garraway succeeds Mike Godwin as MSU’s television center director

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

David Garraway of the Mississippi State University Television Center is the unit’s director after serving three years as video program manager. Garraway succeeds longtime director Mike Godwin, who is moving to the new post of operations and engineering manager, a position he sought because of his years of broadcasting experience and technical expertise. In the […] [...]

Richard A. Courtney named among 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Richard A. Courtney, a certified elder law attorney practicing in Jackson, has been named as one of the 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Courtney is the first attorney in Mississippi to be designated a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a former assistant […] [...]

Waggoner Engineering names Amanda Meadows client liaison

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Waggoner Engineering has named Amanda Meadows client liaison in the firm’s business development department. She is located in Waggoner’s Hernando office. Meadows most recently served as a senior international account executive for FedEx. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in business administration from Union […] [...]

Sledge & Company hires Taylor Triplett

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Sledge & Company, Financial Strategies has hired Taylor Triplett as director of planning and investment strategies. Taylor joins the firm after working in the financial services industry as a licensed producer since 2011. Prior to that, he spent time in New Delhi, India, as well as Bangladesh working with the Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank. [...]

Dr. Stan Kuczaj elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 6

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 6. He will become president-elect at the August 2014 APA meeting, take over as president in August 2015 and become past president in […] [...]

Ross & Yerger adds Tammy Burnham and Marcus Burger

by Published: September 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Tammy Burnham has joined Ross & Yerger’s Energy Practice as an account manager.  She comes to the firm with over 30 years of insurance experience in various positions in the industry working for both agencies and insurance companies. Also, Ross & Yerger has added Marcus Burger as the newest sales team member of the Future […] [...]

Camille Snyder becomes youngest president in National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors history

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Camille Snyder has been elected president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) in Jackson for the 2014-2015 term. At age 29, she is the youngest NAIFA-Jackson president in the organization’s 56-year history. Snyder is a sales manager with Allen Financial Group, the Guardian Life general agency in Mississippi. She successfully completed […] [...]

Lauren English joins Hattiesburg Clinic Connections

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Lauren M. English, PA-C, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Connections as a physician assistant. She received her bachelor of science from Mississippi State University and her master of physician assistant studies from Mississippi College. English is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician […] [...]

John Kelly, Richard Morrison appointed to Mississippi Board of Education

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Board of Education has appointed Dr. John R. Kelly to serve as board chairman for a two-year term. Kelly, who since 2007 has served as Gulfport’s chief administrative officer, previously served as the board’s vice chair. Former Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Kelly to the Board of Education in 2011. A Utica native, Kelly […] [...]

Elizabeth Frazier earns promotion with Pileum Corporation

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Elizabeth Frazier has been promoted to operations manager for Pileum Corporation from her previous role as senior engineering and sales coordinator. Frazier is a native of Biloxi, and is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. While at USM, Frazier was listed on the […] [...]

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