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Baker Donelson earns ninth consecutive ranking on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list

For the ninth consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been named one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The law firm is ranked 96th in the 2018 edition of the list, which recognizes companies with exceptional workplace cultures. Fortune highlighted employees’ trust in the Firm’s management and the transparency of the Firm’s leadership. The Fortune “100 Best Companies ...

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Jackson Prep names new head of school

The Jackson Prep Board of Trustees has selected Lawrence Coco to serve as its next head of school. He will replace Interim Head of School Denny Britt. Coco graduated from Jackson Prep in 1992. He attended the University of Mississippi where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, double majoring in English and History. After graduation, Coco worked at Prep as an ...

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Greenwich Associates again honors Hancock Whitney for industry excellence

A leading global brand known for benchmarking the best in the financial industry, Greenwich Associates has recognized Hancock and Whitney Bank as one of America’s strongest, safest banks, with a record 24 regional and national Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business and middle market banking. The awards for 2017 mark the most Greenwich Excellence Awards Hancock Whitney has earned in ...

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Combes named Renasant market president for Batesville

Josh Combes has been named market rresident at Renasant Bank in Batesville. In his new role with Renasant, Combes will be responsible for relationship building and assisting clients with their various needs. Combes attended the University of Mississippi, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from William Carey University. He ...

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Fisher joins Renasant as business development officer

Jay Fisher has joined Renasant Bank in Starkville as a business development officer. Prior to joining Renasant, he served 25 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel with his last assignment as part of the leadership of Columbus Air Force Base. At Renasant, Fisher is responsible for continuing relationship building and fostering client success through direct contact and ...

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GranthamPoole PLLC Announces New Managing Member

Robert A. Cunningham, CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA has been named managing member of GranthamPoole PLLC. He is a founding members of the firm, one of the largest in the state. A native of Florence, Ala., Cunningham attended the University of Mississippi where he graduated with a degree in accounting. He is presently the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants’ representative ...

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Wyatt Peterson joins Brown, Mitchell, & Alexander, Inc.

Wyatt Peterson has joined Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc., as an Engineer Intern in its Gulfport office. Peterson obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Mississippi State University in December 2017. He participated in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program during his studies at MSU and worked for BMA as an Engineering Co-Op in 2016 and 2017. Wyatt is ...

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Greg Vaughn, CPA joins Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC

Greg Vaughn, CPA, recently joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as a senior manager. He is a graduate of Mississippi College, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration. Greg worked as an audit manager for over eight years in public accounting where he served ...

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Baptist welcomes new OB/GYN to staff

Laura Marion, MD, OB/GYN, has joined the staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle at the Physician and Surgeons Clinic in Columbus. Originally from Amory, Marion is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts in biology. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson in 2012 and completed her ...

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