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Mark Peterman joins MSU extension service

Mark Peterman, a native of Gulfport, has joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service as the new aquaculture associate. Peterman returned to MSU after nine years at Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, where he was a member of the farm management team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fisheries management from […] [...]

Seetha Srinivasan named to ProLiteracy Executive Committee

ProLiteracy, a national adult literacy organization, has named Seetha Srinivasan of Jackson as secretary of the board to its Executive Committee. Srinivasan is director emerita, former associate director and former editor-in-chief of the University Press of Mississippi. From 2003 to 2004, she was president of the Association of American University Presses. She was an external […] [...]

Planters Bank promotes Chris Makamson, LeAnn Cummins and Chandra Hines

by Published: March 31,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Planters Bank has made several promotions. Chris Makamson has been promoted to the new position of vice president/credit administrator. Makamson has worked in banking for 20 years with eight years at Planters Bank’s Indianola office. He received his B.P. in accounting from Mississippi State University and is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking […] [...]

Matt Allen promoted by Community Bancshares Inc.

by Published: March 31,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Matt Allen has been promoted to SBA loan officer for Community Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Community Bank, in the SBA Department. Allen joined Community Bank in 2010 as a loan processor in the Central Documents Preparation Department. In 2012, he moved to the SBA Department to assist in loans. Active in the community, […] [...]

Innovate Mississippi names Lynlee Honea as its capital analyst

by Published: March 31,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi

Innovate Mississippi has named Lynlee Honea as its capital analyst. Honea began her career at Innovate Mississippi in June 2013 as the capital formation intern. In her new role as capital analyst, Honea coordinates the Mississippi Angel Network. She received her bachelor of arts in international studies with an emphasis in international business from Mississippi […] [...]

MSU’s Pedro Mago selected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Pedro Mago, an endowed professor in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, is receiving the highest membership honor from an international organization. Mago, the Tennessee Valley Authority professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mago has been an active ASME member since […] [...]

Kelly Boutwell added, Jason Word promoted at MEC

  Kelly Boutwell is the new director of member involvement at the Mississippi Economic Council, joining MEC from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she served as senior marketing specialist. She began her professional career as service manager at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant, where she became the state’s youngest certified sommelier at age 23. Boutwell […] [...]

The Citizens Bank hires Sharon Pollina

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Sharon Pollina has joined The Citizens Bank as assistant vice president and loan administration officer. Pollina, who is located at the Biloxi Cedar Lake Branch, has worked in the banking industry since 1994. She is a native of Ocean Springs where she resides with her husband, Nick and their two sons, Sam and Trey. [...]

Baker Donelson’s David A. Rueff Jr. co-authors guide

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

David A. Rueff Jr., legal project management officer at Baker Donelson and a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office, has co-authored “The Power of Legal Project Management: A Practical Handbook,” a guide to legal project management (LPM) published by the American Bar Association. Rueff is a leading national authority and frequent author and speaker on […] [...]

Niall Cook makes history at Mississippi State University

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Niall Cook has joined Mississippi State University as the first full-time sign language interpreter in the university’s Student Support Services office. Cook was a staff interpreter at Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services for 10 years before joining MSU earlier this semester. He began learning American Sign Language in 1993 while studying linguistics at the University […] [...]

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