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Daniel Coker adds attorneys

The law firm of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. has added three new attorneys. Marcus A. Williams is now practicing in the firm’s 
Jackson office. Williams earned a B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 2010 and a 
J.D. from the UM School of Law (cum laude) in 2014. Philip M. Levy, who practices […] [...]

Willie James Young Jr. named alumni director

Willie James Young Jr. was recently named the new director of alumni affairs at Mississippi Valley State University. Most recently, Young has worked as the personnel director for the Greenwood Public School District, a position he held from July 2003 until June of this year. A native of Greenwood, Young  began his professional career in […] [...]

Tim Reeves relocating to Mississippi

Tim Reeves, the editor of Selma (Alabama) Times-Journal, has been named president of Vicksburg Newsmedia, LLC and publisher of The Vicksburg Post. Reeves has served as editor of the Times-Journal since September 2010. He helped lead a newspaper redesign and the launch of a magazine. During Reeves’ time as editor, the Times-Journal earned 46 editorial […] [...]

Jackson City Council confirms appointees

The Jackson City Council has confirmed Mayor Tony Yarber’s appointees to the Historic Preservation Commission, Jackson Zoo Board, Jackson School Board and a new director of Planning and Development. The mayor has appointed Eric Anthony Jefferson director of Planning and Development. Jefferson is currently a transportation engineer and planner with Stantec Consulting. He was previously […] [...]

Ashley N. Wicks named commissioner

Butler Snow attorney Ashley N. Wicks has been named the minority-at-large member of the board of commissioners of The Mississippi Bar. Wicks is a member of Butler Snow’s business services group and the public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group. She focuses her practice on public finance, state and local taxation and tax and […] [...]

HORNE promotes team members

The accounting and business advisory firm HORNE LLP has made numerous promotions. Promoted team members include Lauren Welch, Dianna Broussard, Wesley Williams, David Papale, Amy Parnell, Jackie Brown, Pat Siegrist, Maliegh Ford, Nick Dubuisson, Jordan Wood, Justin Walley, Katie Barfield, Pol Steiner, Tim Hall, Brent Gay, David McClendon, Diane Laird, Renee Tabari and Hannah Lewis. […] [...]

Buddy McClain wins SONIC Drive-In’s Troy Smith award

SONIC Drive-In recently presented the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award to franchisee Buddy McClain, chief executive officer of MVP Sonics. Named after SONIC’s founder, the Troy Smith Award is SONIC’s most prestigious award given to a franchisee that has worked with SONIC for a noteworthy duration and has made a significant contribution in terms […] [...]

BancorpSouth’s Gordon Lewis to retire

BancorpSouth Senior Executive Vice President Gordon Lewis is retiring effective Dec. 12. Lewis joined BancorpSouth in conjunction with the merger of First United Bancshares into BancorpSouth in 2000 where he was the regional chairman responsible for First United’s banks in Texas and Louisiana. Lewis also served as chairman, president and CEO of Fredonia State Bank […] [...]

Tracy Diez replacing Barbara Travis at MSWTC

by Published: October 17,2014

Tags: Mississippi World Trade Center, Tracy Diez

The Mississippi World Trade Center has named Tracy Diez its new executive director. She served the MSWTC as marketing and events coordinator since joining the organization in April 2012. Diez has 20 years of executive operational management experience in the non-profit and restaurant industries including business development, employee supervision, fiscal management, staff development, product and […] [...]

Michael J. Bentley appointed to board

Jackson attorney Michael J. Bentley, a senior associate in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP’s Appellate Litigation Practice Group, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association. Bentley has litigated appeals of all types in state and federal court and has served as appellate counsel at trial for significant […] [...]

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