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Neel-Schaffer promotes Robert Walker

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Neel-Schaffer has promoted Robert Walker, PE, a senior vice president with the firm, to regional manager of the newly created Central Region. Walker now oversees the efforts of all Mississippi offices, including subsidiary companies Maptech and SoilTech Consultants. Walker joined Neel-Schaffer in 1991 and has held a variety of positions. Most recently, he was the […] [...]

Summer Gorman has joined Community Bank

by MBJ Staff Published: March 27,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Summer Gorman has joined Community Bank in the Madison office. Gorman was previously employed as a mortgage loan originator with over 12 years of experience, and will now serve an assistant vice president in consumer lending and a mortgage loan originator. A Saltillo native, she is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree […] [...]

Chris Blakeney and Christina Bryant earn promotions with Community Bank

by MBJ Staff Published: March 27,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Community Bank has promoted Chris Blakeney to loan officer in Raleigh. He joined Community Bank in September of this year, and has been serving as a teller. Blakeney, a Smith County native, is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science in business administration, majoring in banking and finance. He […] [...]

PSC named Katherine Collier executive secretary

by MBJ Staff Published: March 27,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, PSC

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously voted to name Katherine Collier to the position of executive secretary replacing Brian Ray, who has elected to retire after over 30 years with the agency. The transition would be effective July 1. Collier is currently a senior attorney with the PSC and is a life-long resident […] [...]

Miconi Project Management adds Greg Terry and Melissa Groover to team

by Ross Reily Published: March 27,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

Miconi Project Management (MPM) recently added two new team members, naming Greg Terry as senior project manager and Melissa Groover as director of operations. Terry previously served as project manager at the Weston Company, Jones Lang LaSalle and Medtronic Spinal & Biologics. He has designed, developed and managed numerous commercial construction projects ranging from large corporate […] [...]

Jason Keith named interim dean of the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State

by MBJ Staff Published: March 27,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University’s Swalm School of Chemical Engineering director Jason Keith is now the interim dean of the Bagley College of Engineering. Keith came to Mississippi State in 2011 as the Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. chair and director of chemical engineering. For the past seven months he also has served as the director of the […] [...]

Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce unveils 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette

by Ross Reily Published: March 20,2014

Tags: Business, Lafayette County, Mississippi, Newsmakers, Oxford

The Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette program. The 2014 class includes: Maranda Anderson, FNB Oxford; Steven Ash, Newk’s Eatery; Allissa Barkett, Volt; Angela Barlow, University of Mississippi; Joe Bishop, Oxford Police Department; Matt Bishop, Shelter Insurance; Gant Boone, Oxford University Bank; Dawn Boutwell, Alfa; Matt Burris, […] [...]

Mississippi Municipal League hires Chris Hinton

by Ross Reily Published: March 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipal League

The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) has hired Chris Hinton of Raymond as its director of governmental affairs. Hinton brings over 10 years of professional and communal service through his previous roles with Natchez Inc., Center for Business Development & Economic Research, Jackson Redevelopment Authority, Mississippi Economic Development Council and Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services in […] [...]

Brandon Presley named a chair of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

by Ross Reily Published: March 20,2014

Tags: Brandon Presley, Business, Mississippi

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners president Colette D. Honorable has named Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley chair of the association’s Committee on Consumer Affairs. Presley is replacing outgoing committee chair Betsy Wergin of Minnesota, whose three-year term expired. Presley was elected public service commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi in 2007 and re-elected […] [...]

Alana Jackson, Marshall Wingard named senior account executives at wheretogo411.com

by Ross Reily Published: March 20,2014

Tags: Business, Jackson State University, Mississippi

WhereToGo411.com has expanded its staff, adding Alana Jackson and Marshall Wingard as senior account executives. Jackson earned a bachelor of science degree in mass communications with a public relations emphasis from Jackson State University. She is working towards a master of public administration degree at Belhaven University. Jackson has more than five years of experience […] [...]

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