Posts Tagged ‘University of South Florida’

GoMRI chooses USM for Gulf oil spill research

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has selected 12 research consortia to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health.  These research investments focus on improving our fundamental understanding of the implications of events such as the Macondo […] [...]

Drake Bassett’s style is simple

One of leadership guru John Maxwell’s key principles is that real leadership begins with “self-leadership.” Before we can influence others, we have to be able to influence ourselves. He encourages leaders to continually strive to improve themselves through intentional learning and growth. Drake Bassett, president and CEO of the Palmer Home for Children (Palmer Home), […] [...]

With Brent Christensen, Mississippi Development Authority gets its man

In Gray Swoope, Mississippi lost its last top economic development professional to Florida in the spring of 2011. Now Mississippi has reached into Florida to bring Brent Christensen, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce chief, to the Magnolia State as a replacement. Christensen, a 10-year-year president and CEO of the Gainesville Chamber, will start work sometime […] [...]

Jackson Convention Complex adds new staff

The Jackson Convention Complex has announced two new-hires. Jackie Mitchell has returned to Jackson as event manager the Complex. She has had the opportunity to establish a diverse portfolio of work experience from event and facility management to business development since completing her master’s at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. In 2010, Mitchell received a […] [...]

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