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Matt Legg joins Renasant as VP

Matt Legg has joined Renasant Corp. Asset Management as vice president and client portfolio manager, where he will be responsible for business development and client relationships throughout the Tupelo-based bank’s markets. Legg earned his M.B.A from the Manderson School at the University of Alabama and his B.S in Agribusiness with an emphasis on economics from Mississippi State University. Legg also ...

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MGCCC on workplace list

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was the only community college in Mississippi to be named to the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For list by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 86 colleges and universities listed from across the nation, only three were from Mississippi. The institutions named on the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For roster are selected ...

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Changes at Ross & Yerger

Ross & Yerger Insurance of Jackson has made three staff changes: Blake Martinez has joined the sales team as a future partner group member. Martinez, who is a native of Mandeville, La., previously worked as a surety bond producer for Louisiana Agencies, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Millsaps College and a master’s degree in business administration ...

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Randall Saxton a ‘Rising Star’

Madison bankruptcy attorney Randall R. Saxton with Saxton Law, PLLC has been named a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers publication. The lawyer rating service names attorneys to the list who have demonstrated excellence throughout their career, garnering high recognition from their peers. Saxton joins an group of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have been chosen for ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology gains accreditation

Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology recently received a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that Cardiology has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components in the area of Echocardiography. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to provide ...

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Group adds Bryant aide

Chris Champion has joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as vice president of its Jackson office. Champion, a native of Greenwood, has held the position of policy director for Gov. Phil Bryant, where he oversaw the Governor’s legislative agenda and advised him on state and federal issues. He also acted as the Governor’s designee to the Tennessee Valley Authority Regional Energy Resource ...

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Trustmark garners award

Trustmark received the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, presented by the Financial Services Roundtable. The award was given to FSR member companies who demonstrated a commitment to strengthening the communities in which they serve through leadership, voluntarism, monetary contributions and promotion of financial literacy education. Trustmark, along with 22 other FSR member companies, was the recipient of this prestigious award ...

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CMPDD leadership change

F. Clarke Holmes, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s chief executive officer has retired and replaced by Mike Monk, previously the director of planning and management. Holmes led the organization for 44 years. When he first became director he was the youngest in the country to hold such a position. Under his leadership, CMPDD grew from a small insignificant ...

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Changes at Pascagoula port

Port of Pascagoula Director Mark McAndrews has announced two staff changes. Randy Joplin has been promoted to deputy port director, operations, for the Jackson County Port Authority. Joplin has served the Port of Pascagoula as manager, safety/harbormaster since 1998. His prior maritime experience includes commercial shipping and steamship agency operations in various ports in the Gulf of Mexico, including Pascagoula. ...

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Clinic recognizes Doug Dunnam

Doug Dunnam, electrician for Physical Plant at Hattiesburg Clinic, was recently selected as the PRIDE of Hattiesburg Clinic Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015. He was selected from more than 225 nominations. Dunnam has been working for Hattiesburg Clinic since 2006. Hattiesburg Clinic employees are nominated by their peers and managers and then selected by a ...

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