Home » Newsmakers (page 3)

Newsmakers

5 promoted at Renasant

The following staff changes were made recently by Renasant Bank: » Kevin Smith has been promoted to Senior Vice President Senior Associate Counsel. In his role at Renasant, Smith is responsible for handling a variety of legal issues arising within the function of the bank’s general counsel’s office including managing litigation, negotiating vendor contracts, responding to subpoenas, handling insurance claims, ...

Read More »

Larry Schaefer’s role expanded

Larry Schaefer, President of Assured Neace Lukens, has been promoted to an expanded role as Regional President within AssuredPartners, Inc. Schaefer is the President of Assured Neace Lukens, overseeing the strategic growth and expansion of the company while maintaining the day-to-day operations. In this expanded role with AssuredPartners, Schaefer will be responsible for Kentucky, Southern Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, ...

Read More »

Phelps Dunbar adds partner

Mark N. Halbert has joined the Tupelo office of Phelps Dunbar LLP as a partner practicing in the area of litigation with a focus on employment law. Halbert has more than 20 years of litigation experience, with extensive experience in employment litigation, tort claims, commercial litigation and estate disputes. He represents management in a variety of employment matters including employment ...

Read More »

Stuart Lott selected for forum

Bradley Arant attorney Stuart P. Lott has been selected to participate in the Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum for 2016. The program began Jan. 21 and run through May 2016. The mission of the annual Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum is to prepare Mississippi lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles. Participants learn how to succeed not only in their law careers, ...

Read More »

Ben Young admitted as partner

R. Ben Young, CPA, has been admitted as partner with Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC, a regional accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Gulfport and Wiggins. Young, a native of Gulfport, joined Alexander Van Loon in 2001. Since 2010, Young has served as director of the firm’s tax department providing tax. Young received his Bachelor ...

Read More »

Bryant appoints Will Longwitz

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Sen. Will Longwitz as Madison County Court Judge. He replaces Steve Ratcliff, who recently was elected circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District that includes Madison and Rankin counties. Longwitz will resign his Senate seat, which he has held since 2012. Longwitz represented District 25, which includes parts of Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson. He ...

Read More »

Jim Greenlee appointed to court

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Jim M. Greenlee to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Greenlee replaces James D. Maxwell, who Bryant recently appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Greenlee will represent Northeast Mississippi’s District 1. Greenlee is the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. He currently is in private practice with Holcomb Dunbar in Oxford, having ...

Read More »

State Materials Engineer honored

Mississippi Department of Transportation  State Materials Engineer Mike Sullivan (right) was recently awarded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service. The award is given to transportation employees having accrued 25 years of service with one or more AASHTO member departments and who have attained the grade of District Engineer, Assistant Central Office Division Head, Bureau Chief or higher. With Sullivan is MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath.
Courtesy of MDOT

Mississippi Department of Transportation  State Materials Engineer Mike Sullivan (right) was recently awarded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service. The award is given to transportation employees having accrued 25 years of service with one or more AASHTO member departments and who have attained the grade of District Engineer, Assistant Central Office Division ...

Read More »

Watkins & Eager adds members

John B. Howell III and Molly Jeffcoat Moody have been named members at Watkins & Eager PLLC.

John B. Howell III and Molly Jeffcoat Moody have been named members at Watkins & Eager PLLC. Howell has a litigation-focused practice, with significant experience in commercial litigation, employment and labor litigation, tort and general litigation, medical malpractice and health care, product liability, appellate advocacy and banking, financial services, and securities litigation. Before coming to the firm he clerked for ...

Read More »

Jackson Prep hires diversity officer

Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood has hired Adam Z. Mangana as the school’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Mangana has over a decade of experience in elementary and secondary education, most recently founding Midtown Public Charter School, one o the state’s first charter schools. Mangana previously worked in various positions as director of diversity, dean of students and head football coach ...

Read More »