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USM’s Melissa Ziegler named Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association

Melissa Ziegler, a kinesiotherapy instructor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named a Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). Ziegler also serves as executive director of the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA), a national non-profit organization based in Hattiesburg. Fellowship status is reserved for MFA […] [...]

Caroline Cowan made marketing associate at Parkway Development

Caroline W. Cowan is the new marketing associate for VIP Suites of Parkway Development Inc. in Ridgeland. She is a Texas native with experience in the hospitality industry. Cowan earned her degree in hospitality management at the University of Mississippi. [...]

Neel-Schaffer’s Chris Jones elected to Southeast board for National Society of Professional Engineers

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, engineers, Mississippi, Neal-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer engineer Chris Jones, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE, was recently elected to represent the Southeast Region on the board of directors of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Jones joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 and works out of the company’s headquarters office in Jackson. He specializes in the disciplines of water and wastewater. Jones holds two civil […] [...]

Kathy Hackshaw earns CSM credential

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Pearl, The Outlets of Mississippi

Kathy Hackshaw, general manager of The Outlets of Mississippi, has earned her Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) credential. Hackshaw brings 20 years of retail property management experience in arenas including asset management, budget allocation, policy and procedure creation and marketing to the Outlets of Mississippi where she is responsible for property operations, lease administration, budget […] [...]

PK Thomas named Director of Development at MSU’s College of Architecture

Perry King “P.K.” Thomas is the new director of development for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. Thomas succeeds Nathan Moore, who recently became director of corporate and foundation relations for the MSU Foundation. A Tupelo native and Mississippi State alumnus, Thomas joined the university’s fundraising staff in 2010 as assistant director […] [...]

Traci Forrest, Katie Hoggatt, Alison Howell, Kevin Jackson and Zachary Ring promoted at Haddox Reid Eubank Betts

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

          Haddox Reid Eubank Betts, PLLC has promoted four of its accountants. Traci Forrest, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Her experience includes income tax planning and compliance for business, individuals, trusts and estates. Katie Hoggatt, CPA, has also been promoted to […] [...]

Zack Harrington joins Mississippi State University fundraising team

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, fundraising, Mississippi

Zack Harrington has joined the Mississippi State University fundraising team as assistant director of development for the university’s College of Business. A Hattiesburg native and MSU alumnus, he holds two degrees from the college — a 2009 bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in real estate mortgage finance and 2010 master’s in sport administration. [...]

USM makes administration changes; Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean after Dr. Joe Peyrefitte returned to a faculty position. Becton will be in charge of operations and accreditation for the College […] [...]

MMI Hotel Group names Jack A. Warner director of strategic partnerships

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, hospitality, Mississippi

Jack A. Warner has been named director of strategic partnerships at MMI Hotel Group. Warner comes to MMI with over 10 years of hotel operations experience.  He has served as a leader in a variety of hotel settings including franchised and independent; select-service and full-service; urban and rural communities. Additionally, Warner is a graduate of […] [...]

People Lease hires Dita Collier and Penny Mahaffey

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

    People Lease and Account Services Group have added two new staff members. Dita Collier and Penny Mahaffey add several years of customer service experience to the People Lease family of companies. Dita has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and international business from Mississippi State University and bachelor of arts degree in Spanish.  […] [...]

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