Archive for the ‘Newsmakers’ Category

Dr. Hannah Gay to get honorary degree

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Aug. 9. Gay will also was the speaker for the graduation ceremony, which honored graduate students on the Hattiesburg campus. Gay, a Mississippi native, received her bachelor’s degree […] [...]

Ben Sims, Michael Fowler and Laura Johns named execs at Broadband Voice

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Ben Sims has been named vice president of operations at Broadband Voice. Sims joined the company in 2008 as director of VoIP. Prior to joining Broadband Voice, he worked Harrell Contracting Group and has applied his technical expertise by making a hobby out of installing audio, video and network equipment. Sims is a graduate of […] [...]

Margaret Miller honored by Mississippi Main Street

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Margaret Miller, executive director of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau, was recently honored for more than 25 years of leadership within the community at the Mississippi Main Street Association Awards Luncheon and National Main Street Conference. During the Mississippi Main Street Association’s Annual Award Luncheon, Miller received a round of applause for […] [...]

Baker Donelson’s John B. Beard accepts chair position for Governance Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

John B. Beard of Baker Donelson has accepted the chair position for the Governance Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) for the sixth consecutive year. Beard is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Jackson office. His practice is primarily in the areas of business and health care transactions. A 1990 magna cum laude […] [...]

Richard L. Blackbourn president of Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Richard L. Blackbourn, who has led the Mississippi State University‘s College of Education since 2005, is beginning a two-year term as president of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Blackbourn previously served seven years on MACTE’s executive board and two years as its president-elect. A Mississippi State alumnus, Blackbourn has more than 30 […] [...]

MDOT names Kent Hailey of Macon as area an superintendent

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently named Kent Hailey of Macon as area superintendent. In his new role as area superintendent, Kent will provide managerial and supervisory support for all highway maintenance operations within Leake, Noxubee, Neshoba and Kemper counties. Kent graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in general business. […] [...]

Kishia L. Powell new public works director for Jackson

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Kishia L. Powell, P.E., has been named the city of Jackson’s public works director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. She’s served municipal clients across the U.S. and London, England. In 2008, Powell was named head […] [...]

Ed Hibbard, Bill Gay honored by The Floor Trader

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Floor Trader recently congratulated Ed Hibbard and Bill Gay for 10 years of continuous service to the flooring company. Hibbard is the store manager of the Floor Trader of Gautier. Gay is a flooring specialist at the Floor Trader of Gulfport. Both have earned their Million Dollar Club rings for achieving outstanding sales. [...]

Philip Gunn named vice chair of Southern Legislative Conference

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, Politics

Delegates to the 68th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments, have unanimously elected Speaker Philip Gunn of Mississippi vice chair of the Conference. As vice chair of the SLC, Gunn will assist the chair in executing the activities of the Conference, guide the Conference […] [...]

Trey Byars named to American Board of Trial Attorneys

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: attorneys, Business, law, Mississippi

Wilton (Trey) V. Byars III of the law firm Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A., has been named a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). Byars was a recipient of the 2012 Mississippi Business Leadership in Law Award, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Superlawyers.  He is […] [...]

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