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Bounds Plans Retirement; Burchfield to lead MASS

Dr. Sam Bounds, executive director of the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents, is retiring and will be Succeeded by long-time Mississippi school administrator Dr. Phillip Burchfield, who recently retired as superintendent of the Clinton Public School District. Burchfield is assuming responsibility for a statewide organization known for its mission to create an environment for superintendents and students to succeed. A ...

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Ricky Breazeale Joins MCS Insulation

Ricky Breazeale has joined MCS Insulation in Sumrall, and is leading the sales team as the Building Science Training Manager. He also is the sales representative for its Louisiana Division. He has six years in the insulation distribution field and now is working on the contractor/installation side. Breazeale has his Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Development from Belhaven University in ...

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Pickering announces new employees

Pickering Firm, Inc. recently added Lance Fairchilds and Lauren Liddon to its Natural Resources team in Flowood. Fairchilds has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Mississippi State University. Liddon has an MS in Biological Science and a BS in Marine Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi. The engineering firm is headquartered in Memphis, with offices in Hernando, Flowood, Jackson, ...

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Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast announces new CEO

Milton Segarra has been named CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the marketing organization charged with promoting tourism within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. Segarra has over three decades of experience in tourism, corporate America and government experience, most recently as CEO of Meet Puerto Rico, the destination’s Convention & Visitors Bureau.   ••• » Before you go … … ...

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UMMC promotes Stewart to associate dean

Dr. Jimmy Stewart Jr., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been promoted to associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He continues as residency program director for internal medicine and pediatrics through June 2018. Stewart will oversee faculty evaluations, accreditation and quality improvement and becomes the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council ...

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Toyota taps Suggs as next president for Blue Springs plant.

Sean Suggs was recently new president at Toyota’s Blue Springs facility. Suggs, who has been vice president of manufacturing, will be dual capped as president and vice president of administration at the assembly plant that builds the Corolla and employs more than 1,550 people. In this role, he will have responsibilities for all manufacturing and administrative operations. Suggs joined Toyota ...

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Table 100 Appoints New Executive Chef

Table 100 in Flowood has named Payton Warren as its new executive chef. Warren will take over all food and beverage operations for the restaurant in addition to catering and banquet operations. Warren is a native of Brandon. He was sous chef for the former Julep Restaurant in Jackson and Biaggi’s Italian Restaurant in Ridgeland. He later was executive chef ...

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Jackson promoted to EVP for Economic Development at ADP

Todd Jackson has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Area Development Partnership (ADP) in Greater Hattiesburg. Jackson joined the ADP in September 2014 after spending a decade working in manufacturing engineering around the nation. Jackson is a graduate of the True South Course in Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Oklahoma’s Economic ...

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Cirlot Agency wins 17 International Hermes Creative Awards

The Cirlot Agency recently won 17 of the industry’s top awards for creativity and innovation — the Hermes Creative Award. Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The awards listed include client represented, project name and award category Platinum — Sanderson Farms, Inc., “Employee”, TV Ad; Huntington Ingalls, Work Force Development, Brochure; ...

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EMBDC Recognizes December Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its December Ambassadors of the Month awards. Winners are, from left, Lisa Sollie, third place, MSU Meridian; Heather Woodall, second place, MSU Career Center; Casey Hendricks, first place, Community Health Improvement Network, and Ginger Delaney, red ticket drawing winner, The Community Bank. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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