Posts Tagged ‘retirement’

Retiring DMR exec to turn over some duties to new deputy

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2012

Tags: agency, Coast, executive, executive director, government, marine, Politics, retire, retirement, senior management, state, tetiring, water

BILOXI — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources executive director Bill Walker says new deputy director Danny Guice will take over some of his responsibilities as Walker prepares to retire. Walker told the Sun Herald he plans to retire by June of 2013. Gov. Phil Bryant would name his successor. “What the governor needs is someone […] [...]

TVA’s pension fund shortfall affecting ratepayers

by Associated Press Published: October 15,2012

Tags: electricity, energy, investment, pension, power, retirement, stock market, utility

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A shortfall in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s pension fund is affecting electric ratepayers. The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press reports TVA has added nearly $1.3 billion from customers to the find since 2008 when investment markets tanked. However, the federal utility didn’t add any money to the fund in 2012. CFO John […] [...]

Hancock Holding launches new investment fund

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Company has launched the Hancock Horizon Diversified Income Fund as a new addition to the company’s $1.5-billion family of investment funds. The fund seeks to generate steady income from a combination of financial investments. Hancock Horizon Funds senior vice president and chief investment strategist John Portwood, CFA, said, “This will be […] [...]

Flaggs retiring from Legislature after 2013 session

VICKSBURG — State Rep. George Flaggs, a Democrat from Vicksburg who has served in the House since 1988, says he will retire after the 2013 session. Flaggs said he also would leave his job as administrator of Warren County Youth Detention Center. He says he is considering a run for mayor of Vicksburg. The city’s […] [...]

State, schools, communities to pay more into retirement system

by Associated Press Published: September 18,2012

Tags: city, educator, government, municipal, municipality, public official, public school, retire, retirement, teacher

JACKSON — State government will be asked to put $44 million more into the Mississippi retirement system next year to shore up the program for an estimated 30 years, the system director has told lawmakers. Pat Robertson, executive director of the Public Employees Retirement System, told lawmakers today public schools and cities and counties would […] [...]

Shuttle’s final journey delayed by bad weather

HANCOCK COUNTY — The beginning of space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight to California has been postponed because of weather along the flight route. NASA had planned for the 747 carrying the shuttle to take off from Kennedy Space Center today. The flight is now scheduled to take off at sunrise tomorrow. Low flyovers are still […] [...]

Shuttle to buzz Stennis during retirement flight

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: aerospace, engine, flyover, retire, retirement, rocket, space exploration, Space Shuttle, spacecraft, technology, test, testing

HANCOCK COUNTY — Space Shuttle Endeavour, headed for retirement in California, is scheduled to perform low flyovers — as low as 1,500 feet — as it passes NASA facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana. Stennis Space Center tested the orbiter’s main engines. Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is where the shuttle’s iconic orange external fuel […] [...]

Leonard retiring in January as Entergy chairman/CEO

by Associated Press Published: September 6,2012

Tags: chairman, Chief Executive Officer, electricity, energy, executive, power, retire, retirement, senior management, utility

NEW ORLEANS — J. Wayne Leonard will retire Jan. 31 as chairman and CEO of Entergy Corp. The corporation also announced yesterday that Leo Denault, currently executive vice president and CFO, would succeed Leonard. Andrew Marsh, currently vice president for system planning, will succeed Denault. Also retiring is Entergy Wholesale Commodities president Richard Smith. William […] [...]

TVA board meets — Kilgore retiring and rates to stay steady

by Associated Press Published: August 17,2012

Tags: board of directors, budget, electricity, energy, executive, executive search, power, rate, ratepayer, retire, retirement, utility

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority president Tom Kilgore is retiring. TVA announced that the board of directors has a process underway to recommend a new president and CEO. Kilgore announced his retirement at the end of the meeting. He will serve as the head of the federal utility until a successor is hired. Kilgore […] [...]

Ex-USM president and polymer science pioneer quietly retires

HATTIESBURG — Shelby Thames, a pioneer in polymer sciences and a former president of the University of Southern Mississippi, has retired. That’s according to an announcement from the school. Thames founded USM’s research program in polymer science. He was university president for five years, from 2002-2007. The Hattiesburg American reports Thames retired last week with […] [...]

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