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Top 40: M. Craig Robertson

There are no two ways about it – Craig Robertson loves his job. Self-described as an innovative problem solver and energetic mediator, Robertson is the managing partner of Robertson & Associates, a boutique law firm dedicated to the practice of divorce and family law. Based in Ridgeland, the firm caters to clients all over Mississippi, […] [...]

Top 40: J. Tyler McCaughn

For a small town Mississippi lawyer, versatility is a necessity. Ask Tyler McCaughn. Not only is the Morton native a partner in Newton law firm Monroe & McCaughn, he’s also an adjunct professor at nearby East Central Community College and city attorney for the Town of Hickory. And the 28-year-old McCaughn is president of the […] [...]

Top 40: Larkin Kennedy

Although his father taught him that even though life is tough and not always fair, hard work and perseverance are things that Larkin Kennedy can control at the end of the day. Judging by Kennedy’s resume alone, most people would say the 31-year-old hospital executive has heeded his father’s words of wisdom. Larkin Kennedy may […] [...]

Top 40: Joel Bomgar

Never one to dawdle, Joel Bomgar figured if he spent has much time fixing IT problems for clients as he did driving to see them, he could solve a lot of problems and make a good living when he graduated from college. The Belhaven College graduate’s stroke of genius has turned from a dream into […] [...]

Top 40: Dave Ware

Unlike most working folks, Dave Ware puts on two hats when he walks out the door each weekday morning. The certified registered nurse anesthetist and three-term president of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists is also a councilman and vice president of the Hattiesburg City Council. Oh, and not to forget, the 39-year-old Ware is […] [...]

Top 40: Brent Waldrop

With the announcement of the much-anticipated Toyota automobile manufacturing plant coming to Lee County a few years ago, Brent Waldrop was tapped by BancorpSouth officials to ensure the total financial needs of the plant’s Japanese and American executives. Since then, all the Tupelo native has done is grow his premier banking area to be the […] [...]

Top 40: Matt Allen

Ask Matt Allen to characterize himself in one word, “affable” would apply. For Allen, being kind and courteous to others are the foundations for professional leadership. “Leadership skills come in all varieties, and people lead better exercising some skills than others,” he said. “When I go to dinner with them, I watch closely to see […] [...]

Top 40: Andy Gipson

At work, Andy Gipson answers to a mere 27,000 fellow Mississippians. The Rankin County native is a state representative for District 27, which encompasses Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties. Gipson, who also is an attorney for Jackson law firm Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis, takes both responsibilities very seriously. “Crafting, advocating and adopting state policy […] [...]

Top 40: Emily Montgomery

Becoming a life insurance saleswoman wasn’t exactly what Emily Montgomery had in mind when she graduated with a degree in marketing from Delta State University. In fact, when she exited the Mississippi Delta with sheepskin in hand, Montgomery became the advertising and sales manager for Rainbow Hotel & Casino and later an account executive with […] [...]

Top 40: Bridget Tisdale

As a woman and owner of a business completely staffed by females, Bridget Tisdale says her Ridgeland art studio Easely Amused is a great example of how successful women can be in the business world. Who could argue with Tisdale, who launched a second Easely Amused location in Flowood recently and is already in discussions […] [...]

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