Posts Tagged ‘retirement’

Shuttle to buzz Stennis during retirement flight

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

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

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 […] [...]

Woods to retire from House after 25 years of service

BYHALIA — Veteran state legislator Tommy Woods of Byhalia says his retirement from the Mississippi House of Representatives will be effective July 30. Woods, a Republican, announced earlier that he was retiring from the Legislature but said he delayed his departure at the behest of House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, in case he was needed […] [...]

School district business manager accused of stealing retires

TUPELO — The Lee County School District business manager alleged to have embezzled from the school district has retired. Randy Thweatt was placed on paid administrative leave April 17 after he was arrested by officials from the State Auditor’s Office. The school board changed that to unpaid leave on April 24 after he was indicted […] [...]

Topazi retiring as COO of Southern Company

ATLANTA — Southern Company chairman, president and CEO Thomas A. Fanning has made public a number of changes within the company’s management team, effective July 1, including the replacement for Anthony Topazi. According to Fanning, Mark A. Crosswhite will become executive vice president and COO for Southern Company. Crosswhite will assume the role vacated by […] [...]

After 25 years, Rep. Woods retiring from Legislature due to health

BYHALIA — State Rep. Tommy Woods, a Republican from Byhalia, is retiring from the Mississippi House after 25 years. Woods told the Commercial Appeal he made his decision to retire after consulting with his physicians. He suffered a stroke Dec. 26. Woods was re-elected in November to a seventh term serving House District 52 district […] [...]

Superintendent Burnham to retire after 43-year career

JACKSON — Mississippi Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham is retiring. Burnham will complete his second stretch as leader of the state’s 152 school districts on June 30, timing his departure to the end of the budget year. “I have served passionately for 43 years as an educator striving to make positive changes and to provide […] [...]

Wages retiring after 42-year career at NMHS

by Published: February 9,2012

Tags: executive, health, health care, hospitals, medicine, retirement

TUPELO — For 42 years, Gerald Wages has been a pillar of leadership at North Mississippi Health Services. In 1969, he started as assistant administrator and CFO of the Tupelo hospital. Wages, who served as interim chief executive three times for the hospital system, is retiring as executive vice president for community hospitals for North […] [...]

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