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After 23 years, Swetman steps down as Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman

Peoples Bank President Chevis Swetman, recently stepped down as Gulfport Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman of the Board. He has served as chairman since 1994. He passed the gavel on to incoming chairman, Paul Bertucci of FEB Distributing. The board has also welcomed two new members: Emily “EA” Allen and Linda Zakkak. Allen is retired from the mortgage business after 26 ...

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Gov. Phil Bryant Appoints Drew L. Snyder Interim Executive Director of Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Gov. Phil Bryant Appoints Drew L. Snyder Interim Executive Director of Mississippi Division of Medicaid Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Drew L. Snyder interim executive director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. Snyder will replace Dr. David Dzielak, who is retiring. A Eupora native, Snyder is the deputy chief of staff for Bryant. He also serves as his policy director ...

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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Feaga Joins Balch & Bingham as Chief Compliance Officer

Balch & Bingham LLP announced today that Steve Feaga, former chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama, will join the firm as its first chief compliance officer. He will lead Balch’s compliance management program, ensuring adherence with applicable laws, rules and regulations, and overseeing training and compliance across the firm. Feaga ...

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Miller Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine

Laken B. Miller, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine. At Pulmonary Medicine, Miller evaluates and treats patients with respiratory disorders and lung diseases. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy ...

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Ray Ables is 2018 Poultry Association Chair

Ray Ables is the newly elected chair of the Mississippi Poultry Association board of directors for 2018. Ables, live complex manager for Tyson Foods in Forest, served as chair in 2012. MPA’s 1,000 members represent poultry processors, poultry growers and companies that provide goods and services to the poultry industry, the state’s largest agricultural industry. The Association was formed in ...

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Perez Joins The Pediatric Clinic

Mary Anne Perez, MD, recently joined The Pediatric Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic. Perez received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. As a pediatrician, Perez provides care for patients from birth through adolescence.

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J. Mark Smith Appointed President and CEO of Roy Anderson Corp.

Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building and specialty construction company, recently announced that J. Mark Smith has joined and been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Roy Anderson Corp., the Company’s Gulf Coast building subsidiary. Smith succeeds Roy Anderson III, who earlier this year provided notice that he would be retiring from RAC. Smith was previously a Senior ...

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Morgan G. Miranda Joins Butler Snow

Butler Snow recently announced that Morgan G. Miranda has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Miranda will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. Miranda’s previous practice experience involved reviewing depositions in asbestos litigation, researching intricacies of asbestos bankruptcy trusts and assisting in estimating settlement values in asbestos litigation. She also assisted in drafting asbestos bankruptcy trust ...

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Line receives recertification from national orthopedic board

Dr. Lance Line of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. in Hattiesburg was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He was also received subspecialty recertification in sports medicine from ABOS. Line has maintained an active sports medicine practice with a subspecialty interest in shoulder conditions in Hattiesburg since 1995. He is a team physician for the ...

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MSU announces Qualls as 2018 National Alumnus

Mississippi State University has named Burnsville native and alumnus R.L. Qualls as the university’s 2018 national alumnus of the year. A Little Rock, Ark., resident, Qualls is the retired president and CEO of Baldor Electric Company. He presently ixserves as co-chairman of Taylor Companies of Washington, D.C., and he recently retired as presiding independent director of Bank of the Ozarks ...

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