Posts Tagged ‘Top 40 Under 40 2010’

Michele Baker

Named for the Beatles love ballad that bears the same name, Michele Dawn Baker was born in Illinois during the dog days of summer in 1970, and was merely eight weeks old when her mother, Fran, joined her dad, John, in Germany, where he was stationed in the military. Five years later, the family relocated […] [...]

Susanne S. Cunningham

  Even though Susanne Cunningham, O.D., has had great success in a relatively short period of time — Mississippi Optometric Association named her Young Optometrist of the Year in 2006, and the Southeastern Council of Optometrists selected her Young Optometrist of the South in 2007 for her service to community and the profession of optometry […] [...]

Harrison L. Young

  Harrison Young, vice president of real estate at Cardinal Ventures Inc., has overseen the design, development and construction of more than one million square feet of class A office, retail, residential, healthcare and civic space, representing in excess of $150 million in asset value. So what is he doing building playhouses? While an owner […] [...]

Arthur Reggie Dampier Jr.

  Earning an advanced degree was merely a building block for a multifaceted career of Arthur R. Dampier, O.D. — a professional optometrist, successful entrepreneur, community leader and reliable volunteer. “The word ‘young’ … shouldn’t place a limit on what can be achieved,” said Dampier, who was born in Brookhaven and grew up in Jackson. […] [...]

Jennifer Callahan Sinclair

  A colleague who works with Jennifer C. Sinclair, CPA, vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) of St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, says if two words were used to describe her, they would be “intelligent” and “driven.” “Jennifer is very focused and works diligently to accomplish what’s good for the organization,” said […] [...]

Brandon Pratt

  Some people might hesitate working with a banker who is only 26 years old. But Brandon Pratt, who has risen through the ranks to his current position as assistant vice president at Community Bank in Meridian, engenders confidence. “On a professional level, Brandon is respected by people who are not only his age, but […] [...]

Adam Kilgore

As general counsel for the Mississippi Bar Association, Adam Kilgore is committed to participating in meaningful work that serves to develop and promote a caring community. He is proud to be part of a profession that has a long history of giving its time and resources for the common good. “I am extremely fortunate to […] [...]

Kenny Williamson

  Kenny Williamson, first vice president at BankPlus in Madison, was a standout football player for Mississippi State University (MSU) from 1996-2000. During those seasons he went to MSU on a full athletic scholarship, MSU played in the 1998 SEC championship, the 1999 Cotton Bowl, the 1999 Peach Bowl and the 2000 Independence Bowl. However, […] [...]

David Barber

The same year David Barber earned his master of science degree in health service administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham — 1994 — he joined North Mississippi Health Services. Before long, he was running North Mississippi Medical Clinics — literally — and setting benchmarks higher with every flip of the calendar. “David has […] [...]

Nathan Husman

  Leadership is a word that comes to mind when J. Gorman Schaffer is asked to describe Nathan Husman. “He leads our environmental practice in Jackson,” said Schaffer, who serves as executive vice president of Neel-Schaffer Engineers and Planners. “His environmental group plans, designs and construction oversight for water and wastewater infrastructure projects include highly […] [...]

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