Posts Tagged ‘Q&A’

Q&A: Connie Moran, mayor, Ocean Springs

by Amy McCullough Published: July 3,2011

Tags: Connie Moran, elections, Ocean Springs, Q&A, Treasurer

Moran says running for state treasurer more than the budget Connie Moran, mayor of Ocean Springs/Democratic candidate for state treasurer, has a degree in finance and international economics from Georgetown University. She did graduate work as a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of World Economics in Kiel, Germany, and has worked as an economist at […] [...]

Q&A: John Currence

by Amy McCullough Published: July 3,2011

Tags: chef, cooking, Golf, John Currence, Q&A, Viking, Viking Classic

In addition to being a PGA TOUR event, the Viking Classic is also a culinary extravaganza. Wrapping up the fun in this year’s Viking Culinary Tent will be chef John Currence, owner of City Grocery restaurant in Oxford. Currence was named Best Chef in 2009 by the James Beard Foundation and was recently a contestant […] [...]

R. J. Reed, President, Reed Food Technology

by Amy McCullough Published: June 26,2011

Tags: Q&A, R.J. Reed, Reed Food Technology, Taste Maker Foods

Reed and family have turned business into a real success story R.J. Reed is the president of Reed Food Technology in Pearl, which he founded in 1995. An Indiana native, Reed first came to Mississippi to study food science and business at Mississippi State University, where he obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees. Reed Food […] [...]

Q&A: Lucien Smith, attorney, Balch & Bingham

by Amy McCullough Published: June 12,2011

Tags: Balch & Bingham, Lucien Smith, Q&A, Treasurer

Campaign to make sure right decisions made for state’s future Lucien Smith is an attorney at Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office and a Republican candidate for treasurer. A former budget advisor for Gov. Haley Barbour, Smith was awarded the accreditation of certified public funds investment manager by the Association of Public Treasurers of the United […] [...]

Q&A: Sen. Lee Yancey, Baptist preacher, legislator

by Amy McCullough Published: June 5,2011

Tags: Q&A, Sen. Lee Yancey

Lee Yancey is a Ripley native and an ordained Baptist preacher, who has made the transition from church work to money management and state senator for Rankin and Madison counties. He is now a Republican candidate for treasurer, who has been endorsed by Congressman Gregg Harper and will run against Lynn Fitch and Lucien Smith […] [...]

Q&A: Lynn Fitch, Mississippi State Personnel Board; Republican Candidate for Treasurer

by Amy McCullough Published: May 29,2011

Tags: Lynn Fitch, Mississippi State Personel Board, Q&A, Treasurer

Fitch says Mississippi needs an experienced leader at the helm Lynn Fitch is the director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board and a Republican candidate for treasurer. She earned her undergraduate degree in marketing and law degree from the University of Mississippi. Fitch was named one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women […] [...]

Q&A: Bill Crump, Director of governmental affairs, Viking Range

by Amy McCullough Published: May 22,2011

Tags: Bill Crump, Q&A, Viking Range

It’s been quite a ride Crump goes from the Delta to Washington and back again Bill Crump, Viking Range’s director of governmental affairs, has had a very interesting life for a boy from Mississippi cotton fields. Elected as mayor of Slaughter at 19, Crump once held the title of the United States’ youngest mayor. He […] [...]

Q&A: Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance

by Amy McCullough Published: May 15,2011

Tags: Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance, Q&A

Exchange not likely Mississippi moving forward despite state, national challenges States that don’t develop their own White House-mandated health insurance exchanges by January 2013 will be subject to a federally operated exchange. Most states nationwide are having trouble developing these plans. Despite the Mississippi’s Legislature’s killing of proposed exchange legislation this session, the Mississippi Insurance […] [...]

Q&A: Wes Benton, owner, Red Planet Entertainment

by Amy McCullough Published: May 8,2011

Tags: Q&A, Red Planet Entertainment, Rites of Spring, Wes Benton

Lord of the manor Jackson native brings film business back home A film industry veteran of nearly three decades, Wes Benton owns production company Red Planet Entertainment. He has worked on movies like “The Polar Express”, “I Am Legend” and “Avatar.” A Jackson native, Benton studied communications at Mississippi State University before heading out of state […] [...]

Q&A: Randy Russ, Executive Director of Operations, Christ United Methodist Church

by Amy McCullough Published: May 2,2011

Tags: Christ United Methodist Church, Community Coffee, entrepreneurism, Q&A, Randy Russ

Making the transition Coffee CEO now director of operations at church Randy Russ is executive director of operations at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson where he leads the church’s “business as mission” work for African coffee growers. He is the former CEO of Louisiana-based Community Coffee and self-described “teacher at heart” who recently transitioned […] [...]

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