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Sullivan to lead Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee Operations

Richard Sullivan, PE, has joined Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer and will manage the company’s Tennessee operations from its Nashville office. Sullivan has 20 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer and Project Manager. He worked the last six years with The Corradino Group in Brentwood, Tenn., and prior to that he worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he filled a ...

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Madison County Young Professionals Spring Forum

The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) recently hosted the Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP) Spring Forum in the Murano Room at Nissan North America in Canton.  Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director, Glenn McCullough, was the keynote speaker.  115 MCYPs attended the peer-to-peer networking and professional development event.  Pictured are, from left, Lisa Robin, MCYP Secretary/Treasurer; Sarah Beth Wilson, ...

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Hattiesburg banker elected as President of Mississippi Young Bankers

Wes Rouse of Magnolia State Bank in Hattiesburg has been elected to serve as President of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Bob Glover of The Peoples Bank in Ripley was elected Vice-President, and Marc Petro of Community Bank in Ridgeland is Treasurer. MYB conducts programs around the state about personal finance. The section also promotes ...

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Dr. Rickey L. Chance joins Memorial Physician Clinics

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Rickey L. Chance, DO, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in Biloxi in the practice of Family Medicine. Chance received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.V. He completed his Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Chance has been in practice ...

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Bolton joins Hattiesburg Clinic Downtown Medical Associates

Matthew D. Bolton, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Downtown Medical Associates. He received his Master of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah, Ga., and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss. Bolton is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is a member of ...

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Trustmark’s Moore, Hall, Lewis, Padgett, Burcham see job changes

Trustmark recently made five staff changes at its corporate headquarters in Jackson. Mortgage Systems Administrator Lee Moore has been promoted to Vice President. Moore has 27 years of banking experience. He attended Hinds Community College. Moore is active in his community, where he serves as a member of the Rescue Revolution of Mississippi and Remos Rescue. Commercial Relationship Manager Associate Julie ...

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Burch appointed president at White Construction Co.

Steve Burch has been appointed President of White Construction Co. in Ridgeland. Since joining White Construction Company in 1994 as a Project Manager, Burch has been instrumental in projects and process improvements. Burch personally managed White Construction Co. projects for retail and corporate giants such Dell, Whole Foods Markets, and National Instruments. As Senior Vice President of Operations, beginning in ...

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Lauren Black named president of Starkville Business Network

Lauren Black, MBA, a certified financial planner at Phillips Financial in Starkville, was recently named President of the Starkville Business Network. The Starkville Business Network was founded in the summer of 2015. Black is among the founding members, along with Cory Lucius (Shelter Insurance), Kass Green (Tom Smith Land & Homes), Christina Lucas (Tom Smith Land & Homes), Cole Brazil ...

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Karen Johnson named 2017 Otis Dodge Memorial Award recipient

Karen Johnson, Account Manager with Hederman Brothers Printing in Gluckstadt, recently received the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 7 Otis Dodge Memorial Award. The Otis Dodge Memorial Award annually recognizes an AAF District 7 member for outstanding contributions and leadership in local, district and national activities. Locally, Johnson has served as an officer in every capacity for AAF Jackson. During ...

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MGCCC’s Dr. Javier Gómez named 2017 Moody Institute Fellow

Dr. Javier Gómez, language arts instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus, has been named a Moody Institute Fellow for 2017. He was recently awarded $1,000 and was honored at the Mississippi Community College Foundation Board meeting. The Moody Institute Trust Fund provides funds for enrichment experiences for faculty members employed in Mississippi’s public community and junior ...

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