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Adam Breerwood to lead Pearl River Community College

The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees has designated Dr. Adam Breerwood president-elect of the two-year college, to succeed PRCC President William Lewis upon his retirement. Breerwood,  40, serves as vice president for the Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center. He has been affiliated with PRCC as an employee since 1997 when he was hired as assistant baseball coach and ...

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Credit union taps Devon Ballard

Devon Ballard, CIA, CUCE, has been promoted to Vice President Internal Audit for Keesler Federal Credit Union.  Ballard began her audit career with Keesler Federal Credit Union as an Internal Auditor.  In 2009, she was promoted to Senior Internal Auditor after obtaining the Credit Union Compliance Expert and Certified Internal Auditor certifications. Ballard attended Murray State University, where she obtained ...

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Traci Spence returns to Pearl River CC

Traci Comesana Spence has returned to Pearl River Community in Poplarville to be coordinator of alumni services and Development Foundation administrative assistant. Spence, a graduate of Purvis High School, earned an associate’s degree from PRCC in 2005. She went on to Louisiana State University where she earned a business marketing degree. She worked for the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi ...

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Rod L. Hill is SBA’s Graduate of the Year

IMS was founded in 1996 by Dr. John D. Calhoun (left) and Rod L. Hill.

Rod L. Hill, P.E., co-founder of Integrated Management Services, has been named the 8(a) Graduate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He has received this distinction for both the state of Mississippi and the SBA Southeastern Region, which is composed of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The 8(a) Graduate of the ...

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Chris Emerson to lead Airbus

Chris Emerson, a veteran Airbus Group executive, has been appointed President and Chief Executive of Airbus Helicopters Inc., effective June 1.  Emerson will also serve as head of Airbus Helicopters North America Region, which includes oversight of both the U.S. subsidiary and Airbus Helicopters Canada. The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a manufacturing and ...

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Venture Technologies on elite list

Venture Technologies has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN Tech Elite 250, which recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors. In compiling the list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors collaborated to assess the most customer-beneficial technical ...

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Andy Anderson to lead Bank of Anguilla

Andy Anderson has been named President and CEO of Bank of Anguilla, succeeding Fred Miller, Jr. who was elected as chairman of the Board of Directors.  Anderson has been with the Bank of Anguilla since Jan. 1, 1983.  He also is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Officer and is a Director of the Bank.  Andy holds both BBA ...

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Lee Harrell named chairman

Lee Harrell has been named chairman of the Baker Donelson’s Insurance Regulatory Group. This role was previously held by Alan Moore, who will maintain his practice focused on industries subject to government oversight and regulation, special service public law and regulatory bodies. Harrell, a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office, focuses his practice in the area of insurance with an ...

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