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Medley & Brown named to 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

Medley & Brown has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the fourth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the ...

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Pickering Announces New Employees

Pickering Firm, Inc. recently made two new hires in the Flowood office. Olivia “Libby” Wiseman and Bailey Rainey have recently joined the Water Resources team of Pickering Firm in Flowood. Wiseman has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis and Bailey has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Mississippi State University. Pickering is a full ...

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Baptist Medical Center promotes Howie to Chief Nursing Officer, names Adkins to Nutrition and Bariatric Center Medical Director post

Brenda Howie, Ph.D., MSN, RN, NE-BC, has been promoted to the chief nursing officer of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. The hospital also named Jonathan Adkins, MD, as the medical director for Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center. Since 2013, Howie has served as Baptist Medical Center’s vice president of nursing. As CNO, she will provide oversight to nearly 1,000 nurses ...

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IP Recognizes 6 Team Members of the Month for April

Six IP Casino Resort Spa team members were recently honored for their dedication to customer service in April. Honorees included front-of-house team members Diana Gomez (Housekeeping), Elisha Martin (Highlights Sports Lounge) and Jeremy Oiler (Security); and back-of-house team members Phung Le (Room Service), Becky Rogers (Compliance) and Roy Ryan (Food & Beverage).

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Innovate Mississippi names new chairman and vice chairwoman to Board of Directors

Innovate Mississippi recently elected Mike Forester of Louisville its new Chairman of the Board, and Deborah Hicks Midanek Bailey of Grenada its Vice Chairwoman of the Board. The Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors is made up of private sector CEOs, innovation and technology entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Forster says Innovate has new initiatives under way to better develop the ...

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MSU students intern at Dale Partners Architects

Ebony Batchelor, a fifth-year Mississippi State University School of Architecture student, and Tahir Khan, a fourth year MSU School of Architecture student, are interning at Dale Partners Architects this summer. Ebony is working in the Jackson office and Tahir is in the Biloxi office. Ebony, a native of Scotland, grew up in Jackson, Tenn. Tahir is a native of Gulfport.

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Butler Snow attorney Christy D. Jones named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow has been selected as a member of the 2017 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The Lawdragon 500 is an annual guide to America’s leading lawyers. Selections are made from a combination of editorial research, law firm nominations and online nominations, and are limited to no more than 500 lawyers in the country. Jones ...

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Memorial Names First Quarter 2017 STAR Recipients

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the First Quarter 2017 STAR awards — Memorial’s highest honor for outstanding customer service. The recipients are, front row, from left: Bryant McCrary, MD, Pediatrician; Amy Walker, Radiology; Lindsey Green, Acute Care Administration. Middle row: Linda Benigno, Case Management; Jason Shoemaker, Same Day Admit/Post Procedures; Darlene Howard, Information Systems; Maria Gamboa, ...

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McNair Honored by USM AOP Chapter

Delores McNair, administrative assistant/information specialist in the office of the Dean of Students at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named Educational Office Professional of the Year by the USM chapter of the Association of the Office Professionals (AOP). . A Hattiesburg native, McNair joined the USM staff in 1998. She holds a degree in psychology from USM and ...

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