Posts Tagged ‘executive director’

Travis retiring as head of Mississippi World Trade Center

JACKSON — Barbara Travis is retiring today after 13 years as the executive director of the Mississippi World Trade Center. The Mississippi World Trade Center is a nonprofit organization that fosters international trade and economic growth in Mississippi and the Mid-South region. The center was created in 2001 and Travis was its first executive director. […] [...]

Charter school board votes to hire Louisiana woman as executive director

JACKSON — An official with Louisiana’s Recovery School District is likely to be the first executive director of Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board. The board voted 5-0 yesterday to hire Marian Schutte, pending approval by the state Personnel Board. If that board approves, Schutte could start work by early November, in time to help the […] [...]

Walker, Janus get jail time for misusing funds at DMR

HATTIESBURG — The former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources director yesterday was sentenced to the maximum of five years in prison and fined for helping steer $210,000 in federal money to buy out a waterfront lot owned by his son. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett also ordered 69-year-old Bill Walker to serve three years of […] [...]

Thirty applications received for tourism director position

BILOXI — Dec. 31 was the deadline to apply for the job to lead South Mississippi’s regional tourism-promotion efforts. Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau chairman Rich Westfall tells the Sun Herald the search committee will review the resumes and find the best person. Westfall says 30 applications for executive director came from […] [...]

Kirklin replacing Thorn as director of convention center

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Convention Center is getting a new executive director. The Vicksburg Post reports that Annette Kirklin’s hiring was announced Friday by VenuWorks, an Iowa-based company that manages the convention center under a city contract. Kirklin has served as director of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and Center for the past six years. […] [...]

Bryant staffer named leader of Coast port, harbor

WAVELAND, — The Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission has voted to hire Ashley Edwards, who works with Gov. Phil Bryant’s staff, as executive director at a salary of $150,000 a year. The Sun Herald reports the appointment, announced yestrerday, must be approved by the county Board of Supervisors. If approved, Edwards would supervise 36 […] [...]

Bentz among finalist to lead SMPDD; board to meet tomorrow

GULFPORT — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz is among five finalists for the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District’s executive director job. An official with the group told The Sun Herald yesterday the group’s board of directors meets tomorrow in Gulfport to discuss the vacancy and Bentz is among the five being considering. […] [...]

Senate votes to keep McGrath as head of MDOT

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has approved the appointment of Melinda McGrath, PE, to remain executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. McGrath’s appointment begins today and will end April 1, 2017, unless it is further extended. As executive director, McGrath, the first woman to serve as leader of MDOT, oversees MDOT’s more than […] [...]

Commission to discuss finding new agency director

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss the search for a new agency director. The commission fired Bill Walker Jan. 15 as executive director of the Department of Marine Resources. Walker, who was appointed head of the MDMR in 2002 by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, has come under […] [...]

Downtown group terminates leader — again

COLUMBUS — The group that promotes commercial development in downtown Columbus has fired it director and will launch a search for her replacement. The Commercial Dispatch reports it’s the second time in less than six months that Main Street Columbus is looking for a new director. The group’s board said in a statement that Nickie […] [...]

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