Posts Tagged ‘Keeping Our Eye On’

Keeping Our Eye On Jordan Downs

Jordan Downs is carrying on a family tradition of public service started by his grandfather, state Rep. Ray Rogers. As U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper’s senior policy advisor, Downs has been on hand for everything from fiscal cliffs to sequesters and all legislative points in between. Each week, Downs is faced with daily challenges involving real […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Kassi Rushing

Kassi Rushing is quick to assure us she has no political aspirations. The daughter and granddaughter of two mayors of Golden, Mississippi (population: 300) has been the communications maven for Horne LLP in Ridgeland since 2007 and says she learned to love her state and be proud of her small town roots from her parents […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On David Sprayberry

David Sprayberry says his professional passion is public relations. Born and raised in Jackson, Sprayberry was a preacher and art teacher’s kid and like his parents combines both message and medium in his role as assistant director of communications for Belhaven University. “The challenge of finding creative ways to interact with and inform the public […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith spends most days at work with her head in the clouds, the cyber clouds that is. As communication and marketing strategist for Venture Technologies in Ridgeland, Smith carries the water for one of Mississippi’s pioneers in the datacenter and cloud computing industries. Founded in 1986, the company also operates locations in Alabama, Louisiana […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Dorsey Carson

by Published: September 19,2011

Tags: Burr & Forman LLP, Dorsey Carson, Keeping Our Eye On

Age: 39 Hometown: Jackson Education: JD (University of Georgia), BA (Mississippi State University) Current position: Partner, Burr & Forman LLP There are two reasons why Dorsey Carson wants to be in our column. One is obvious– he is precipitously close to the “Keeping Our Eye On” cutoff age of 40. His second reason for agreeing […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Emily Ray

Age: 24 Hometown: Greenville Education: BFA in graphic design, Mississippi State University Current Position: Graphic design & marketing, Downtown Jackson Partners Shocked. That’s the effect Emily Ray had on her customers when she temporarily moved to South Dakota with her occupational therapist sister and spent the summer working in a coffee house. “They were dumbfounded […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Neal Stephens

by Published: July 3,2011

Tags: Keeping Our Eye On, Neal Stephens, NeuEdge LLC

Age: 25 Hometown: Magee Education: BA in Economics, Harvard University Current position: Owner & Vice-President, NeuEdge LLC With an Ivy League education in hand, Neal Stephens is back home in Simpson County to raise awareness about the Dore Program, a year-long series of drug-free cognitive development exercises that have helped everyone from elementary students to […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Amile Wilson

by Published: May 29,2011

Tags: Amile Wilson, Hapax Creative, Keeping Our Eye On

Age: 26 Hometown: Jackson Education: Belhaven University (BAs in theater & philosophy), Georgetown University (economics certificate) Current Position: Executive producer, Hapax Creative Actor, filmmaker, photographer, traveling puppeteer, dancer, political consultant. That’s just a starter list of some of the professional experiences of Amile Wilson. Whether it’s having his photography displayed in the Kremlin or working […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Patrick Chaney

Age: 23 Hometown: Amory Education: BA in communication, Mississippi State University Current Position: Director of marketing & communication, Crossgates River Oaks Hospital “My dad was a doctor and I was always asked (if I wanted to do) that growing up,” Patrick Chaney says. Being the son of a physician, the Amory native says he knew […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Baskin Jones

Age: 26 Hometown: Jackson Education: B.A. in psychology (Belhaven University), J.D. (University of Mississippi) Current Position: Associate, John D. Giddens Law Firm Baskin Jones says he is glad to be back home in the Capitol City after a season away. Growing up in Jackson, Jones says he remembers watching his father practice law, often staying […] [...]

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