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Nelson named assistant vice president at Planters Bank

Trent Nelson was recently appointed Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer at the Washington Avenue location of Planters Bank & Trust-Greenville. A graduate of The Mississippi School for Banking and Holmes Community College in Ridgeland with an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Nelson began his banking career in 2008 at BankPlus, where he in several roles, including teller, customer service representative and ...

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Giachelli Named Mississippi Forestry Commission Fire Chief

Randy Giachelli was recently named new Fire Chief for the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Giachelli began his career with the agency as a Forestry Technician before moving to Assistant Regional Forester, Region 3. Giachelli has served on multiple federal detail deployments as a single-resource. Some of his job titles on federal detail have included Crew Boss, Heavy Equipment Boss, Engine Boss, ...

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MGM Promotes Johnson from General Manager to President & COO at Gold Strike

MGM Resorts International recently promoted Melonie Johnson to president and COO at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica. In June 2015, Johnson joined the Company as general manager of Gold Strike. Previously, she served in leadership roles with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, Penn National Gaming and Caesars Entertainment, among others. She has a Bachelor of ...

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Community Bank promotes McPhail

Michael McPhail has recently been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Community Bank, Ellisville. McPhail joined the bank in 2016 as a loan officer. In his new role, he will manage a portfolio, focusing on growing loans and deposits in the Hattiesburg market. McPhail, a native of Yazoo City, completed his Bachelor Degree in Political Science with a minor in ...

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Mad Genius Digital and Design Teams Expand Staff

Ridgeland-based advertising and digital agency, Mad Genius, has added three new employees to the lab. Anasthia Johnson has been hired as Digital Marketing Director. A Google-certified digital advertising strategist, Johnson will oversee all digital advertising operations for Mad Genius’s clients. Kim Shirley has joined the web development team as Digital Project Manager. Shirley will work with web development services for ...

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Chef John David Forde set to run MGCCC’s City Line Café

Chef John David Forde of Starkville has been named chef for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s City Line Café. The restaurant is located in the Hospitality and Resort Management Center on DeBuys Road in Biloxi. Forde, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas, in 2012, has worked for James Beard award-winning chefs John Besh, Stephan Pyles and Michael ...

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McGee, Jenkins and Harrington take on new MSU development roles

Mississippi State University Foundation has added a new fundraiser for the university’s Division of Student Affairs, and two veteran team members take on new roles in athletics and the business college. Casey McGee has begun her new duties as assistant director of development for the Division of Student Affairs. The Starkville native joins the MSU fundraising team from a successful ...

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USM Chief Communication Officer Honored by Regional Public Relations Organization

Jim Coll, Chief Communication Officer at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been honored by the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) as a Senior Practitioner. The honor, which was bestowed on seven public relations professionals in the region this year, honors SPRF members who are “recognized by their peers as veteran public relations professionals with high ethical standing.” SPRF is ...

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EMBDC Recognizes September Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its September Ambassadors of the Month awards. In first place was Krilecia Gianakos, right, with State Games of MS, second place went to Casey Hendricks, left, with The Montgomery Institute, and third place went Mary Atterberry, second from right, with Rush Health Systems. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Lisa ...

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