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Lucas to direct USM center

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology has named Dr. Kelly Lucas director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. Lucas joins USM after serving as the chief scientific officer at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources since 2013. A South Mississippi native, Lucas holds a doctorate degree in coastal sciences from ...

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Legate named bank VP

Bank of Yazoo has named Dennis Legate as Senior Vice President for Rankin County. A native of Jackson, Legate was formerly First Vice President of Commercial Lending Group for BankPlus. He has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry and holds a bachelor’s degree from Belhaven College and a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. ...

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McGlinchey Stafford stars

Two attorneys in the Jackson office of McGlinchey Stafford have been included in the 2016 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers and one in Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” » Super Lawyers are G. Dewey Hembree III, Business Litigation and Civil Litigation: Defense; and H. Hunter Twiford III, Business Litigation and Class Action/Mass Torts. » Rising Star is Stephen T. Masley, ...

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Wier Boerner Allin firm makes 6 promotions

Wier Boerner Allin Architecture recently announced multiple leadership promotions Eric Whitfield, Architect AIA, NCARB, has been promoted to Partner after several years as Studio Designer. Whitfield graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. Before joining the firm in 2013, he worked with two Atlanta architecture firms. Whitfield specializes in concept design, using hand sketches and 3D rendering ...

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IP recognizes 6 employees

In a new service recognition program, six IP Casino Resort Spa team members were recently recognized for their dedication to customer service. The Team Members of the Month were honored for being nominated in the month of July. Those honorees included front-of-house team members Charity Battle (Housekeeping), Ashley Possemato (Hotel), and Yelkin Von Chong Sanchez (Food and Beverage); and back-of-house ...

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Staplcotn promotes Reichle

Henry N. “Hank” Reichle was recently promoted to Executive Vice President at Staplecotn in Greenwood. Reichle began his career with Staplcotn in 2004 as a member of the marketing staff and was promoted to Senior Director of Export Sales in 2005. Reichle was promoted to Vice President of Export Sales and Market Administration in 2010 and to Vice President of ...

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3 join Wilson Research Foundation

Methodist Rehabilitation Center has appointed Tish Hughes, Cy Rosenblatt and T. Calvin Wells to the Board of Governors of the center’s Wilson Research Foundation. As the fund-raising arm of MRC, the Wilson Foundation supports clinical research studies, advanced staff education and state-of-the-art technology. Hughes of Jackson recently retired from Trustmark National Bank where she held a number of administrative roles, ...

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Cardiologist joins Merit

Dr. Almois Mohamad joined Merit Health Medical Group as a board certified interventional cardiologist. Mohamad has been practicing interventional cardiology in the Jackson area for the last three years and to-date, has performed over 1,000 cases. He completed his cardiology fellowship, residency and internal medicine internship at the Medical College of Georgia where he also was Chief Cardiology Fellow. Mohamad ...

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PineBelt Foundation gains esteem accreditation

The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation in Hattiesburg was recently accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. Community Foundations establishes legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. The program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation ...

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Richmond becomes Fellow

Butler Snow’s Orlando R. Richmond Sr. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. Founded in 1950, the college is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, ...

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