Posts Tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Tunica CVB hires Mary Catherine Koonce

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Mary Catherine Koonce as the newest member of its destination marketing team. Koonce will serve as the bureau’s meetings and conventions sales manager. Having worked for both destination marketing organizations and regional associations, Koonce has extensive hospitality and tourism experience. She began her career as an intern […] [...]

USM’s Bill Smith appointed to chair of Department of Economic Development and Tourism

by Ross Reily Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dr. Bill Smith, a veteran member of the College of Business faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, was recently appointed chairman of the college’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Smith combines industry experience with more than 30 years of teaching at Southern Miss. He has taught professional selling, creative marketing, marketing research and […] [...]

Keeping our eye on … Keith Kakadia

by Ross Reily Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Currently pursuing a marketing degree at Mississippi State University, Keith Kakadia has already jumped into the deep waters of digital advertising with Starkville-based marketing agency SociallyIn. The company’s Facebook page says its “helping appreciable brands grow their business through technology, design, and social media.” “We started off as a social media management company and gradually […] [...]

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell adds M. Davidson Forester, Brooke Trusty and Peter McKelroy

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A., has added three new associates in its Jackson office. M. Davidson Forester III holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi (magna cum laude, 2207) and J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law (cum laude, 2013). Brooke M. Trusty earned a B.A. in 2008 from Emory University […] [...]

Michael Cosgrove joins Singer River pain management team

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Singing River Health System recently welcomed Dr. Michael Cosgrove, MD, as a new member to the pain management team within the Neuroscience Center. Cosgrove received his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He performed a residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He also performed a fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center […] [...]

MSU’s Scott Willard named associated dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

by MBJ Staff Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Newsmakers

Scott Willard, a Mississippi State University professor and administrator, is the new associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Willard, head of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, has been at MSU since 1999, first as a professor of reproductive and environmental physiology in the Department of Animal […] [...]

Sean Culhane joins Stewart as agency services manager

by MBJ Staff Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Sean Culhane has joined Stewart as agency services manager for Mississippi. He is a licensed attorney with more than 15 years of experience in the title industry. Culhane’s legal career began in private practice before he joined Stewart Title of Louisiana (now Title Stream) as managing attorney from 1998–2001. Most recently, he was Mississippi state […] [...]

Michael Howard Gibson promoted at Great Southern National Bank

by Ross Reily Published: October 4,2013

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Michael Howard Gibson has been promoted to senior vice president at Great Southern National Bank. A native of Laurel, Gibson graduated from Jones Junior College, Mississippi State University and the LSU Graduate School of Banking. Gibson began his financial career in 1993 with Deposit Guaranty National Bank in Laurel and joined Great Southern National Bank […] [...]

Keeping our eye on — Felicity Flesher

by Stephen McDill Published: October 4,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers, people

By Stephen McDill After watching “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as a child, Oxford native Felicity Flesher wanted to be a daring archaeologist like the film’s character Indiana Jones. “Little did I know that I was instead more interested in the career that made Indiana Jones, those men and women behind the scenes that crafted […] [...]

Pam Brinson appointed Nurse Executive at South Mississippi State Hospital

by Ross Reily Published: September 13,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers, Pam Brinson, South Mississippi State Hospital

Pam Brinson has been appointed nurse executive at South Mississippi State Hospital. Brinson most recently was director of risk management and security. She joined the staff at South Mississippi State Hospital in 2004 as a staff nurse. Brinson holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. [...]

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