Posts Tagged ‘University of Alabama’

Firm welcomes Shepherd

C. Gavin Shepherd has joined Rushing & Guice, PLLC as an associate. Shepherd is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law where he served as a staff member on the Tennessee Law Review and was a certificate of academic excellence recipient. Prior to law school, he was employed as a contract specialist […] [...]

State submits proposal for drone-testing site

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested. If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, the news […] [...]

Veteran journalist Frank Brown joins staff of MBJ

Frank Brown started at the Mississippi Business Journal Oct. 2, coming from the Huntsville Times in Alabama, where he had served an online editor and page designer since 2005. Before that, Brown served as the executive editor of the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville. He spent 20 years at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson before his […] [...]

Firm welcomes Marks

  Maris, West & Baker Advertising has added Tess Turberville Marks as the new social media manager. Marks recently moved to Madison from Atlanta, Ga., where she was an event coordinator with AmericasMart Atlanta. She holds a bachelor of science degree in human environmental sciences from the University of Alabama where she majored in restaurant, […] [...]

Profile: Paul Calhoun, Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun CPA’s

Paul Calhoun is happy being a CPA and serving as managing partner of the Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun firm, but he can also imagine himself being content working as a mechanic on small engines. Maybe that’s why he enjoys riding motorcycles during leisure time. “People might be surprised to learn that about me,” he […] [...]

Webber appointed manager

Diamond Concrete Sawing has named Glenn Webber operations manager for its Gulf Coast Branch. Webber has over five years of experience in the concrete sawing industry as a project estimator and service dispatcher and holds a bachelors of science in management and a masters of arts in marketing from the University of Alabama. Webber oversees […] [...]

Bank promotes Blanton

First Commercial Bank has promoted John Blanton from assistant vice president-loan officer to vice president-loan officer. Blanton has been with First Commercial for 11 years. Blanton began his commercial banking career as a credit analyst and business banker. He joined First Commercial Bank in 2001, where he has been responsible for underwriting and servicing commercial […] [...]

Clay leading division

Dr. Ricky P. Clay, former major in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, has joined University of Mississippi Health Care as chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. Prior to joining the medical center, Clay was an assistant clinical professor of medicine and associate director of the Maxillofacial, Cleft Lip and Palate Evaluation Team at […] [...]

Threadgill named interim leader

An administrator with almost 20 years of experience as an Extension educator at Mississippi State University is serving as interim head of the Extension service’s statewide youth program. Paula Threadgill will lead the Department of 4-H Youth Development, pending final approval. She will continue as leader for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. Threadgill is originally […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mississippi has a Heisman to hold on to

While we understand what Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann meant when he said, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it,” there likely are many out there who don’t. Hosemann made the comments in connection with a story, saying a new law could help protect student athletes from sports agents who […] [...]

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