Posts Tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Ruth Montana chosen for VP at Keesler Federal Credit Union

by For the MBJ Published: February 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Ruth Montana has joined Keesler Federal Credit Union as assistant vice president of human resources. Montana has 20 years of experience in all aspects of human resources including employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, compensation and benefits and training. She is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and Gulf Coast Human Resource […] [...]

Casey Smith named development manager at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

by MBJ Staff Published: January 16,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Newsmakers

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter has added Casey Smith as development manager, mass market events in the Jackson office. Smith joined the Society and jumped right in helping plan the recent Bike MS: Bike to the Battlefield cycling fundraiser. [...]

Keeping our eye on … Laurel Donahoo

by Stephen McDill Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers, The Lovely Bee

Madison native Laurel Donahoo says her career as a designer started as a hobby and way to make a little extra cash in college without having to wait tables. The Mississippi State University communications major with the packs of hand-painted note cards has since grown into a small business CEO eager to grow her customer […] [...]

Mississippi School Boards Association elects officers

by MBJ Staff Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Long Beach school board member James Stubbs is the new president of the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) for the 2013-14 school year. The former colonel in the U.S. Army was elected to head the organization by the MSBA Delegates’ Assembly. The Delegates Assembly, convening during the MSBA Fall Leadership Conference in Jackson, also elected […] [...]

GranthamPoole hires Joseph Emerson, Katie Dennis, Chris Hutchinson and Kelly Ann Wells

by MBJ Staff Published: November 22,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The accounting firm GranthamPoole has hired four new staffers. Joseph Emerson works in the firm’s Oxford office, where he will serve on the firm’s tax team. Emerson holds bachelor’s degrees in managerial finance and accountancy from the University of Mississippi. He has more than five years of experience in banking and financial planning. GranthamPoole has […] [...]

Donny Rentfro named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center

by MBJ Staff Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Natchez, Newsmakers

Donny Rentfro has been named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center. Rentfro, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, will be stepping in temporarily to fill the position vacated by CEO Bill Heburn, whose three-year contract expired. Prior to working at NRMC, Rentfro was the CEO of both Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La., and Natchez […] [...]

Abbott Myers takes home award as Farmer of the Year

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers, Swisher Sweets

After farming for 42 years, Abbott Myers of Dundee has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. On Oct. 15, Myers, who grows rice, soybeans and corn on 7,138 acres of land, will compete with nine other Southeast state finalists to determine who wins the […] [...]

Dr. Stephanie Fussell now seeing patients at Memorial Cancer Center at Memorial Physician Clinics in Bay St. Louis

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dr. Stephanie Fussell, Medical Oncologist, is now seeing patients in the Memorial Cancer Center at Memorial Physician Clinics in Bay St. Louis. Fussell graduated from Louisiana State University and attended medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She completed her residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., and was fellowship […] [...]

Richard Summers, Alan Jones promoted at UMMC

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dr. Richard Summers, professor of emergency medicine, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He previously served as professor and chair of UMMC’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also an accomplished physician-scientist with nearly 300 publications to his credit. He has established a national reputation for […] [...]

MEMA’s Robert Latham appoint to national committee

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Robert Latham has been appointed to serve as the chairman of the National Emergency Management Association’s Response and Recovery committee for the next 12 months. Latham is also a member on the Legislative committee. Latham has directed response and recovery efforts for 13 presidential major disaster declarations, two emergency declarations […] [...]

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