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Tournament officials hire John Mercer, Jonah Beck, Renee D’Agostino and Diana Gustafson

by Published: April 3,2014

Tags: Business, Country Club of Jackson, Golf, Mississippi

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with title sponsor, Sanderson Farms, has hired a full-time tournament staff. John Mercer is the director of sales. Mercer previously worked for Mizuno, host communications, advertising sales and sponsorship sales at the University of South Alabama. He graduated from Millsaps College where he was […] [...]

USM’s Dr. Eric Powell selected for Gulf Coast’s Masters Program

Dr. Eric Powell, director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation. Powell came to GCRL from the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, located at the School of Environmental […] [...]

The Citizens Bank names presidents

by Published: April 1,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Blake Walker has joined the The Citizens Bank and will serve as president in its Hattiesburg office. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Walker has long been involved in a number of civic and economic development endeavors across the region. He is a member of the Sales and Marketing Professionals of the Pine […] [...]

GranthamPoole, CPA’s Melanie D. Morrow recognized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

by Published: April 1,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, Mississippi

GranthamPoole, CPA’s Melanie D. Morrow, CPA, CFE, CCS, was recently recognized by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as the organization’s chapter leader for February 2014. A native of Jackson, Morrow earned her bachelor’s and M.B.A. from Mississippi College. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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