Posts Tagged ‘executives’

Lucas to return to USM as search for Saunders’ replacement begins

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2012

Tags: academics, colleges, education, executives, higher education, interim, leadership, President, transition, universities

HATTIESBURG — Former president Aubrey Lucas will be interim president at the University of Southern Mississippi while the board of trustees looks for a permanent successor to Martha Saunders. Lucas will officially become interim president July 1 but will begin the transition immediately, a news release from the board said. Saunders, who became USM’s ninth […] [...]

Willis resigns as USM VP after only seven months on job

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2012

Tags: colleges, construction, education, executives, finance, fundraising, higher education, schools, universities

HATTIESBURG — Russ Willis has resigned as the University of Southern Mississippi’s vice president for administrative affairs after only seven months in the position. The Hattiesburg American reports Willis was responsible for the financial management of the university, its physical plant and human resources. Taking over the position will be Chad Driskell, executive assistant to […] [...]

Smith named president of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell

by MBJ Staff Published: January 5,2012

Tags: attorneys, executives, law, law firms, lawyers, President, senior management

JACKSON — Roy A. Smith Jr. has been named president of the law firm Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.  Smith has been practicing law with the firm since his graduation from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1982. He has served the firm in a variety of leadership positions over the past decade. […] [...]

Resort management continues to shuffle with Warren’s resignation

CHOCTAW — Executive changes continue at Pearl River Resort with the sudden resignation of president and CEO and the hiring of a new CFO. The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE) board has accepted the resignation of Pearl River Resort president and CEO Bryce Warren. He was just named president and CEO of Pearl River late […] [...]

Airport Authority wants lawsuits heard separately

by Associated Press Published: September 9,2011

Tags: air travel, airports, courts, executives, lawsuit, senior management, transportation, travel

TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority has asked that a lawsuit filed against it by two former administrators be separated. Former airport executive director Terry Anderson and former operations manager Reid Dawe together filed a federal suit in January, claiming their rights to free speech were violated by the authority. Anderson was fired in December […] [...]

Trustmark hires Grafton as independent board chairman

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation, and its subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, announced that Daniel A. “Dan” Grafton has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Trustmark and the bank. Grafton has been a member of Trustmark’s board since 2007 and of the bank’s board of since 2006. He retired, in 2007, as president of […] [...]

Hancock names post-Whitney merger executives

by Associated Press Published: March 3,2011

Tags: banking and finance, executives, mergers and acquisitions, senior managment

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co., which is acquiring rival banker Whitney Holding Corp., says that longtime Whitney executive Joseph Exnicios will head its operations in Louisiana and Texas following the merger. The two companies are awaiting shareholder and regulatory approval for the $1.5-billion stock deal announced Dec. 22. Gulfport-based Hancock plans to continue using the […] [...]

Corchis promoted to newly created position

by Wally Northway Published: September 22,2010

Tags: casinos, executives, gaming, hospitality, senior managements

BILOXI and TUNICA — MGM Resorts International has appointed George P. Corchis Jr. to the newly created position of president and COO of Regional Operations for MGM Resorts International. In his new position, Corchis has assumed responsibility for managing the strategic direction of MGM Grand Detroit while maintaining responsibility for overseeing Beau Rivage in Biloxi […] [...]

Smith replacing Silverman as CEO at CMMC

by Wally Northway Published: September 15,2010

Tags: executives, healthcare, hospitals, senior management

JACKSON — Scott Smith, a veteran hospital executive who has led hospitals in Mississippi and Louisiana, will become the new CEO at Central Mississippi Medical Center later this month. This announcement follows the Sept. 1 appointment of Glen Silverman, current leader of Central Mississippi Medical Center, as CEO of Madison County Medical Center in Canton […] [...]

Entergy unveils new executive team following reorganization

by Wally Northway Published: July 12,2010

Tags: energy, executives, management, senior management, utilities

NEW ORLEANS — Following Entergy Corporation’s major reorganization announced last month by chairman and CEO J. Wayne Leonard, Leo Denault, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Richard Smith, president, Entergy wholesale commodities business, and Rod West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, have named new leaders within their respective organizations effective immediately. New […] [...]

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