Posts Tagged ‘Newsmakers’

The Citizens Bank hires Sharon Pollina

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Sharon Pollina has joined The Citizens Bank as assistant vice president and loan administration officer. Pollina, who is located at the Biloxi Cedar Lake Branch, has worked in the banking industry since 1994. She is a native of Ocean Springs where she resides with her husband, Nick and their two sons, Sam and Trey. [...]

Baker Donelson’s David A. Rueff Jr. co-authors guide

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

David A. Rueff Jr., legal project management officer at Baker Donelson and a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office, has co-authored “The Power of Legal Project Management: A Practical Handbook,” a guide to legal project management (LPM) published by the American Bar Association. Rueff is a leading national authority and frequent author and speaker on […] [...]

Niall Cook makes history at Mississippi State University

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Niall Cook has joined Mississippi State University as the first full-time sign language interpreter in the university’s Student Support Services office. Cook was a staff interpreter at Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services for 10 years before joining MSU earlier this semester. He began learning American Sign Language in 1993 while studying linguistics at the University […] [...]

Dan Carney returns home from Afghanistan

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dan Carney, lead electrician with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, operations and maintenance branch, recently returned from a 13-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan. This was his third tour in four years in support of Overseas Contingency Operations/Operation Enduring Freedom. Most recently, Carney was stationed at Camp Phoenix where he was assigned […] [...]

Robert Rawson named Employee of the Year for North Mississippi State Hospital

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Robert Rawson was recently named 2013 Employee of the Year for North Mississippi State Hospital in Tupelo. Rawson has worked at NMSH for seven years as a police officer. He has been a certified police officer since 2001. He worked at Krueger International as a robot welder and hand welder before becoming a police officer. […] [...]

Ameristar honors Shirley Clark and Lashon Bailey

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, gaming, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg has chosen Shirley Clark as its Team Member of the Year. Clark is a cook in the team member dining room, and is a 20-year team member. She has been cooking for her fellow team members since opening day in 1994. In addition, Lashon Bailey, gift shop clerk, was named Part–time […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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, […] [...]

MSU’s John Forde named to national boards

by MBJ Staff Published: March 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Newsmakers

Associate professor John E. Forde, the head of Mississippi State University’s communication department, now serves on two national boards dealing with public relations education. Forde recently was appointed to the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America and the UAB’s Commission on Public Relations Education. The UAB appointment represents Forde’s second term […] [...]

Army Corps chooses Lynniese Cosey-Mayfield

by For the MBJ Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Army, Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Lynniese Cosey-Mayfield as chief of the Contracting Office. Cosey-Mayfield has over 26 years of extensive contracting experience, which included previous positions with the Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis, Mo., the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, both in Washington, […] [...]

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