Posts Tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Ben Sims, Michael Fowler and Laura Johns named execs at Broadband Voice

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Ben Sims has been named vice president of operations at Broadband Voice. Sims joined the company in 2008 as director of VoIP. Prior to joining Broadband Voice, he worked Harrell Contracting Group and has applied his technical expertise by making a hobby out of installing audio, video and network equipment. Sims is a graduate of […] [...]

Margaret Miller honored by Mississippi Main Street

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Margaret Miller, executive director of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau, was recently honored for more than 25 years of leadership within the community at the Mississippi Main Street Association Awards Luncheon and National Main Street Conference. During the Mississippi Main Street Association’s Annual Award Luncheon, Miller received a round of applause for […] [...]

Baker Donelson’s John B. Beard accepts chair position for Governance Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

John B. Beard of Baker Donelson has accepted the chair position for the Governance Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) for the sixth consecutive year. Beard is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Jackson office. His practice is primarily in the areas of business and health care transactions. A 1990 magna cum laude […] [...]

Richard L. Blackbourn president of Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Richard L. Blackbourn, who has led the Mississippi State University‘s College of Education since 2005, is beginning a two-year term as president of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Blackbourn previously served seven years on MACTE’s executive board and two years as its president-elect. A Mississippi State alumnus, Blackbourn has more than 30 […] [...]

Dr. Rafael Sanchez added to faculty at William Carey University

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dr. Rafael Sanchez, a native of Spain and a respected educator of the Spanish language, has joined the faculty of William Carey University as professor of Spanish. Sanchez previously taught Spanish at the University of Southern Mississippi. He began his employment with USM in January 1981 and served as chairman of the Department of Foreign […] [...]

MDOT names Kent Hailey of Macon as area an superintendent

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently named Kent Hailey of Macon as area superintendent. In his new role as area superintendent, Kent will provide managerial and supervisory support for all highway maintenance operations within Leake, Noxubee, Neshoba and Kemper counties. Kent graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in general business. […] [...]

Kishia L. Powell new public works director for Jackson

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Kishia L. Powell, P.E., has been named the city of Jackson’s public works director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations. She’s served municipal clients across the U.S. and London, England. In 2008, Powell was named head […] [...]

Ed Hibbard, Bill Gay honored by The Floor Trader

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Floor Trader recently congratulated Ed Hibbard and Bill Gay for 10 years of continuous service to the flooring company. Hibbard is the store manager of the Floor Trader of Gautier. Gay is a flooring specialist at the Floor Trader of Gulfport. Both have earned their Million Dollar Club rings for achieving outstanding sales. [...]

Pickering Firm adds Terry Durham, Katherine Nelson, Chase Percer, Calvin Payne and Bob Ardary

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Pickering Firm Inc. has added five new members to its staff. Terry Durham, PE, has joined the firm’s Memphis office as an electrical project engineer. Durham received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis and has 25 years of experience. Katherine Nelson has joined the firm’s Memphis office as […] [...]

TEC appoints Summer Prestridge provisioning coordinator

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers, technology

TEC has appointed Summer Prestridge as provisioning coordinator at in Jackson. Prestridge brings with her over 13 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. She currently resides in Wesson with her two daughters, Lexi and Adalyn. [...]

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