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4 Mississippians honored

NASA’s Space Flight Awareness program recently recognized four Mississippi employees for outstanding support of human spaceflight during a ceremony at Space Center Houston (Texas). » Billy Driebergen of Biloxi, a senior realty specialist with NASA’s Center Operations Directorate at Stennis Space Center, was recognized for his project leadership implementing the Facility Infrastructure Real Estate System at Stennis. This new system ...

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James Ray named SEI Fellow

James C. Ray, research structural engineer in the Geosciences and Structures Division Research Group of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center has been named a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Established in 1996, the SEI advances members’ careers, stimulates technological advancement, improves professional practice ...

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McMahon to lead division

Dr. Gordon W. (Will) McMahon has been named chief of the Engineering Systems and Materials Division in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. As chief, McMahon leads four of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory’s eight branches which conduct research across a spectrum of technical areas including materials, pavement, mobility and ...

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Corey Jamison joins Terracon

Corey D. Jamison has joined Terracon Consultants, Inc.’s Ridgeland office as the department manager for construction materials testing services Jamison has over 15 years of project experience in the concrete and materials testing industry. He has managed and provided testing services for federal, local governmental and private sector clients on commercial developments, industrial sites and transportation projects throughout the Southeast. ...

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Goodwill appoints CEO

The Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Mississippi has named Dave Hollingsworth of Brandon as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Gray Wiggers, who is retiring. Hollingsworth has served as Vice President of Marketing and Community Involvement for Goodwill of Mississippi for the past two years. Before joining Goodwill, he was Market Development Director of The Clarion-Ledger ...

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Scott Spivey named to council

Scott Spivey has been appointed to the The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas’ 2016 Affordable Housing Advisory Council for a three-year term. Spivey is the executive director of the Mississippi Home Corporation where he oversees day-to-day operations and leads the development and administration of statewide initiatives including the Mortgage Revenue Bond program and the Housing Tax Credit program. The ...

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Phi Theta Kappa names CEO

Phi Theta Kappa’s Board of Directors has named Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner as President and CEO.

Phi Theta Kappa’s Board of Directors has named Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner as President and CEO. Tincher-Ladner replaces Dr. Rod Risley, who retired in 2015 after serving as the Society’s CEO for 31 years. She is the third CEO of Phi Theta Kappa in its 98 years. The late Dr. Margaret Mosal was the Society’s first Executive Director. Tincher-Ladner joined the ...

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Hugh Potts selected to board

Hugh Potts, Jr., has been selected Chairman for the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees. Potts succeeds Toxey Hall III. Potts, whose father was a board member before him, has served on the FCA Board since August, 1992. He and his wife, Judy, live in Kosciusko, MS and have four children. They are active members of First Presbyterian Church where ...

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Baptist Medical names COO

Bobbie Ware, MHSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, of Brandon has been named the Chief Operating Officer of Baptist Medical Center. She will continue her role as Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist Health Systems. Ware has served in leadership positions at Baptist since 1993 including director of Home Care and director of Baptist Cancer Services. In addition to her Chief Nursing ...

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Walter Johnson named to Academy

Walter T. Johnson of Watkins & Eager PLLC been named to The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Membership is by invitation only and limited to attorney mediators and arbitrators who have proven experience in civil and commercial conflict resolution, and are committed to methods of alternative dispute resolution. Johnson is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a ...

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