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Mississippi Association of Grantmakers Announces New Board Members

The Mississippi Association of Grantmakers, a membership organization for public, private, and corporate philanthropic entities, recently announced the election of eleven members to its board of directors, including a new slate of officers for 2017-2018. Tom Pittman, president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, was elected to serve as board president. Joining Pittman in leadership roles are ...

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Forman Watkins & Krutz welcomes 3 new attorneys

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP recently added attorneys Spencer Ritchie and Sampada “Sam” Kapoor to its Jackson office, and Chelsea Gaudin in its New Orleans office. Ritchie’s previous legal experience included working as an associate at a major regional law firm, as law clerk to the Hon. Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and ...

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Baker Donelson Earns Top Ten Rankings in Vault’s 2018 “Best Law Firms for Diversity”

For the sixth consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top 10 law firms in the country in the 2018 edition of Vault, Inc.’s “Best Law Firms for Diversity.” Baker Donelson ranked 10th in the country on Vault’s overall “Best Law Firms for Diversity” list, which includes four separate categories for diversity all weighed evenly to determine the ...

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Woodward Hines Education Foundation Announces Two New Hires

The Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) recently announced two new hires for its flagship program, Get2College, which provides free services to help families plan and pay for college. Daniela Griffin was named Assistant Director and College Counselor for the Jackson Get2College Center. In this role Griffin provides general college planning and counseling for students and parents in the Jackson office ...

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Merit Health Madison Names Lolley New Chief Nursing Officer

Merit Health Madison in Canton has named Tim Lolley as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Lolley joins Merit Health Madison from Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee and Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee East (formerly Eastar Health System) in Muskogee, Okla. Previous roles include Director of Progressive Care, Telemetry and Dialysis at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Ala.; Director of ICU, Medical Surgical Unit ...

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Merit Health Central Adds Surgeon to Burn Center Medical Staff

Merit Health Central recently welcomed surgeon Jeffrey T. Gibbs, MD, to its burn center medical staff at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.. Gibbs is board certified in general surgery. Gibbs joins Merit Health Central from the main headquarters of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc. Augusta, Ga. Along with general surgery, Gibbs performs plastic, general burn and hand surgery. ...

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Evan Peacock named interim leader of MSU’s Cobb Institute

Evan Peacock, a Mississippi State alumnus and veteran environmental archaeologist, was recently named interim director of the university’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology. Peacock joined MSU in 1999 as an anthropology faculty member. Born in Clarksdale and reared in Choctaw County, Peacock also worked as an archaeologist with the U.S. Forest Service. In addition to a summa cum laude degree in ...

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McCrimmon joins People Lease

People Lease is pleased to announce the addition of Marleigh McCrimmon has recently joined People Lease a sales and marketing support specialist. She earned her Masters of Business Administration at Mississippi State University, and her Bachelor of Science from Millsaps College. McCrimmon grew up in the Mississippi Delta and lives in Flowood. She enjoys hiking, kayaking and camping.

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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Cash Management Manager

Christy Holifield has been named Corporate Cash Management Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel.  Holifield will be responsible for supporting the company’s treasury and cash management operations, as well as developing strategies to maximize efficiencies, safeguard assets and minimize costs. Holifield began her career with Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee in 2002. Since then, Holifield has held ...

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Dr. Thad Carter Appointed to Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors recently appointed Dr. Thad Carter to serve as a member of the Gulfport Memorial Board of Trustees. Carter replaced Kathie Short, whose term expired in July. Carter joined Memorial Medical Staff in 1980 in the practice of urology and served on numerous medical staff committees, including the Medical Executive Committee, Medical Quality Review Committee, ...

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