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Nissan promotes Greg Gibb and Pam Confer

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, Nissan, transportation

Nissan has promoted Greg Gibb to senior director, manufacturing operations at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Gibb joined Nissan in 1996 and has held positions with increasing responsibilities at all three of Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing facilities — Decherd, Tennessee, Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton. Gibb moves to the position after having served as plant manager, body/stamping.  […] [...]

Laura G. Lofton joins Owl Drug Store

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, healthcare, Mississippi

Laura G. Lofton, PharmD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Owl Drug Store as a pharmacist. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Lofton is a member of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. She joins Debra V. Akers, RPh and Diane S. Ashley, RPh.   [...]

Dr. Jay Antinnes recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dr. Jay Antinnes, a Southern Bone and Joint Specialists fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. After graduating from Yale University, Antinnes received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, and completed his fellowship training in spinal […] [...]

Main Street Mississippi elects members to its board of directors

Mark Loughman of Gulfport-based Mississippi Power has been elected the 2014-2015 president of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. He has served as treasurer and vice president on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. New officers include: past president Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; president Loughman; and president-elect […] [...]

Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary sign on at Ramey Agency

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi, PR

The Ramey Agency has made three new hires — Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary. Capocelli, originally from Richmond, Virginia, earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications/business and master’s degree in brand management at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining Ramey, she worked at Moroch and AKQA. She has joined Ramey as an account supervisor […] [...]

Michael Boerner added to 1-percent sales tax commission

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: architecture, Business, economy, JACKSON, Mississippi

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. Boerner, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal of Wier+Boerner Architecture in Jackson. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from […] [...]

Sampat Shivangi, M.D., of Ridgeland named chairman of Mississippi Board of Mental Health

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, health care, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Sampat Shivangi, M.D., of Ridgeland, was recently named chairman of the Mississippi Board of Mental Health. From 2005-2008, Shivangi served as the advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is the past president-elect of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. He is the founding president of the American Association […] [...]

Holly Ford named director of payroll services at Corporate Management Incorporated

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, human resources, Millsaps College, Mississippi

  Corporate Management Incorporated (CMI) recently added Holly Ford as director of payroll services. Ford brings seven years of human resource, finance and operations experience to CMI. She has both her masters of business administration and bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing and management from Millsaps College.   [...]

Yarber announces Lee Vance as Jackson’s new police chief

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, criminal justice, law enforcement, Mississippi

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has announced Lee Vance as Jackson’s new police chief, saying his experience in law enforcement and commitment to community collaboration made him the right person for the job. “He has proven leadership and respect in the community and among the rank and file in the Jackson Police Department,” Yarber said. “He also […] [...]

Thomas E. Walker Jr. joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, http://www.brunini.com, law, Mississippi

Thomas E. Walker Jr. has joined Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC as a member in the firm’s commercial department. Walker’s main areas of emphasis focus on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. He is the former executive vice president of Bank of Forest. There, as well as serving as the bank’s general counsel, he also […] [...]

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