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Hairston appointed corporate chair

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announces the appointment of Tray Hairston as the 2018 JDRF One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair. The One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair leads the effort in accelerating corporate and community support for One Walk to help JDRF achieve the ultimate goal of creating a world without ...

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United Way of the Capitol Area names new president and CEO

United Way of the Capital Area (UWCA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ira E. Murray as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective July 2, 2018. He is replacing Carol Burger, who is retiring after 34 years of outstanding service to the organization. Ira brings to this position nearly a decade of United Way ...

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Mississippi Blood Services names Kirkpatrick Vice President-Finance

Mississippi Blood Services has named Lisa Kirkpatrick as Vice President-Finance. Kirkpatrick has more than 20 years of health care and accounting experience, most recently as Bayou CFO for Ochsner Health Systems in Houma, La. In her new role, Kirkpatrick will be responsible for overseeing the accounting department, in addition to serving as the HIPAA Administrative Officer and Risk Manager for ...

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Bradshaw, named American Red Cross Mississippi, CDO

Erica Bradshaw joins the American Red Cross Mississippi Region as the chief development officer. Bradshaw was in the major gifts field for eight years with The Salvation Army. She began as a major gifts fundraiser traveling the Mississippi Delta and North Alabama. She quickly advanced to the divisional director of the major gifts department overseeing the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi ...

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The Skills Foundation of Mississippi announces Board of Directors, Officers for 2018

The Skills Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. recently announced that Amy Tate, Government Affairs Director for the Tennessee Valley Authority has been elected to Chair the organization for 2018, succeeding former Hancock Bank CEO & former Mayor of Gulfport George Schloegel. The Skills Foundation of Mississippi is a Mississippi based non-profit focused on growing the quantity of in-demand skilled labor across ...

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Lunardini joins Catholic Charities as COO

John Lunardini has joined Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Lunardini is responsible for the overall operations of Catholic Charities, a licensed social service agency which is an integral ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson. He joins Catholic Charities after almost two years as Director of Communications & Business Development at Mississippi Primary Health ...

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MSU, Habitat for Humanity partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials recently broke ground on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU. The groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of the house on Owens Street, which is being built for Habitat partner family Kareema Gillon and her two young ...

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Allstate helps with Habitat home

Allstate employees in the Jackson area recently helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area that is being sponsored by the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation and the future homeowner is Shalondria Curtis. The Allstate Foundation also awarded Habitat a grant of $11,000. Helping work on the house is Miranda Garbacz of Allstate. (Courtesy of Habitat for ...

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Britton selected treasurer of Southeast region regulatory association

The Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has selected Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton as treasurer of the organization. Resident of Laurel, Britton was elected Public Service Commissioner for Mississippi’s Southern District in 2015. SEARUC is a non-profit organization composed of eleven Southeastern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. ...

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