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Daniel Smith joins Hattiesburg Clinic Surgery

Daniel H. Smith, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Surgery. Smith received his graduate degree in biomedical engineering from Mississippi State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he also served a general surgery residency. He served a general surgery internship at University of South Alabama Health […] [...]

Charles McBride becomes trustee

by Published: November 5,2014

Tags: Charles (Chuck) McBride Jr., French Camp Academy

Charles (Chuck) McBride Jr. has joined the French Camp Academy board of trustees. He is employed with Telapex/CSpire in Ridgeland as senior vice president-legal and general counsel. McBride, a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years, also has a background in engineering, military service and business. His professional and community affiliations include the Mississippi Bar, […] [...]

Mike Belmes adds another title

Trustmark has named Michael T. “Mike” Belmes as corporate finance officer at the corporate office in Jackson, where he serves as corporate planning analyst. Belmes, a native of Hilo, Hawaii, earned a bachelor of science in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance from American University. His work experience includes merger and acquisition advisory […] [...]

Mona Nicholas replaces Lobrano as USA IBC executive director

The USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) board of directors has named Mona Nicholas the new executive director for the competition. Nicholas, who joined the USA IBC as deputy director in March 2014, was selected by the board to provide for smooth transition in management with the retirement of longtime executive director, Sue Lobrano, and […] [...]

Christopher B. Hoffman elected VP

Christopher B. Hoffman has been elected as vice president of the 2014–2015 board of directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), which he will serve through Sept. 30, 2015. Hoffman previously served as the CLARB secretary (2012–2014), Region III director (2009–2011) and alternate Region III director (2008–2009). He also served on CLARB’s […] [...]

RAC chooses HV Nagendra

Architect HV Nagendra has joined Roy Anderson Corp as its director of healthcare. Nagendra is a graduate of Washington University where he earned his degree in architecture and urban design. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architect (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and AIA’s Academy of Architecture […] [...]

GodwinGroup promotes, changes titles

GodwinGroup has made two promotions and several title changes. James “Jimbo” Harwell has been promoted to director of design. Harwell’s career includes both freelance and agency graphic design and art direction for a wide variety of clients. His design and art direction has contributed to the success of numerous client campaigns, both digital and traditional. […] [...]

Dr. Beth Bryant-Claxton named executive director

Dr. Beth Bryant-Claxton is the new executive director of the University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies. A trained professional dedicated to working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, Bryant-Claxton has joined the Institute for Disabilities Studies (IDS), Mississippi’s University Center for Excellence in Research, Education and Service (UCEDD). Bryant-Claxton […] [...]

Opportunity Finance Network recognizes Bill Bynum

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) has chosen Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union (HOPE), as the recipient of the 2014 Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance. It is OFN’s highest individual honor. Bynum founded HOPE to provide access to credit and promote financial inclusion among the underbanked in the mid-South. From 2002-2013, he […] [...]

BKD adds to staff

BKD, LLP’s has added Jesse Alford as senior manager in the firm’s audit department of its Jackson office. Alford has more than 10 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to clients in a number of industries.  He also has experience with internal audit procedures and consulting services and one year of private industry […] [...]

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