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Toczyl Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Neurological Surgery

Gregory R. Toczyl, MD, FAANS, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurological Surgery. He provides surgical treatment for diseases and disorders affecting the brain, spine and related areas. His special practice interests include deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, complex spine cases and brain tumors. Toczyl received his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Newfoundland, Canada. He completed an internship ...

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Yowell joins Hattiesburg Clinic Psychology & Counseling

David R. Yowell, PhD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Psychology & Counseling. Yowell offers counseling for individuals, couples and families and psychological evaluation and testing for adolescents and adults. He also specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy. Yowell received his Doctorate in Psychology and a Master of Arts from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He ...

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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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St. Dominic’s Welcomes Kay McRee

St. Dominic’s recently hired Kay McRee as the Executive Director of St. Dominic Health Services Foundation. McRee has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, sales and marketing. Her previous experience includes Director of Development positions with Canopy Children’s Solutions (formerly Mississippi Children’s Home Services), the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Foundation and the American Cancer ...

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Chaney announces promotion of Vanessa Miller to position of Insurance Department Director of Licensing

Vanessa Miller has been named Director of the Licensing Division of the Mississippi Insurance Department by Commissioner Mike Chaney. Miller has been employed with the Mississippi Insurance Department for over nine years, working in the Financial and Market Regulation Division. Miller is a Jackson native and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Mississippi College. She is an active member of ...

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Chmielewski named to association board of directors

Mark Chmielewski, Compliance Consultant with Technology Solutions Group (TSG), a division of TEC, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Jackson chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (CompTIA AITP). Chmielewski is a four-year veteran of TSG, where he conducts HIPAA compliance audits and HIPAA training seminars for TSG clients. He has also created and presented ...

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M-Braves’ Steve DeSalvo named Pearl Chamber Board President

Mississippi Braves Vice President, and General Manager Steve DeSalvo has been named new president of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Board. Along with now being President of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, DeSalvo currently sits on several other community boards including The Salvation Army, Pearl Kiwanis Club and will be serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors ...

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Champion joins Pickering Firm’s Water Resources Team

Jeff Champion recently joined the Pickering Firm’s Flowood Water Resources Team as a Senior Design Technician. He has an Associate Applied Science Degree in Drafting Design Technology from Hinds Junior College, and over 30 years of experience. The firm is headquartered in Memphis, TN with offices in Hernando, Flowood, Jackson, Pearl, and Biloxi, Mississippi, and in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Carter leads MSU annual giving program

Canton native Georgia Luann Carter, a staff member in the Mississippi State University Foundation has been promoted to university’s new annual giving director, where she will direct fundraising efforts that typically focus on gifts made to any MSU area on a continuing basis. Carter also will be responsible for securing annual gifts for the institution and its academic colleges through ...

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