Posts Tagged ‘profile’

Shane Sekul puts passion into boat building, restoration

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, profile

OCEAN SPRINGS — Shane Sekul’s passions for working with clay and wood have led him to making pottery and furniture and boat building and restoration. As a kid growing up in Biloxi, he said, “I didn’t play with GI Joes or toys, I always made things. Wood has always been a passion of mine.” At […] [...]

PROFILE: David Hardy’s determination pays off with success

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: architects, Business, Mississippi, profile

David Hardy, the new president of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture, says his determination helped him get through the architecture program at Mississippi State University. He chose architecture because he loved to draw and had always had an interest in construction. “My father was a small general contractor so it grew out of a […] [...]

Real estate accomplishments just the tip of the iceberg for Jackson’s Ridgway

Just how does Bob Ridgway, president of Ridgway Realty Inc., do it all? Even he is not sure. When interviewed for this article, he took time to reflect on his 40-plus years of experience in real estate and civic activities in Jackson, even though he was busy preparing to go visit a new grandson in […] [...]

Walton brings a wealth of experience and community service to Coast banking position

by Published: October 23,2011

Tags: BancorpSouth, banking, John Walton, Mississippi Gulf Coast, profile

With an accounting background and more than 30 years experience in banking, John Walton says he’s exactly where he wants to be as the new division president, Mississippi Gulf Coast, with BancorpSouth Bank. “I love what I do,” he said. “One of the great aspects of my job is getting to meet a lot of […] [...]

New Coast CVB leader, Beth Carriere, touts tri-county marketing initiative

As a 20-year veteran of the tourism industry, Beth Carriere is pleased that the business sector now sees tourism as an important part of the state’s economic mix. The new executive director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau is also excited about the move toward a united three-county Coast tourism initiative. “I’m […] [...]

Tagert brings strong background in public policy and waterways to Transportation Commission

The newest and youngest member of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert of Starkville has been on a unique learning curve since he joined commission after winning a special election in early February. “There are a lot of projects on the table, and I inherited a budget in mid process,” said Tagert. […] [...]

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