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Dedication recognized

The Memorial Board of Trustees and Memorial Administration recognized and honored the Auxiliary with a resolution and plaque for their hard work and dedication to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. The plaque, listing all Auxiliary donations, was placed in the hospital lobby hallway. Pictured are, from left, Lucy Hazeur, Auxiliary Vendor Chair; Carrolyn Hamilton, Chairman, Memorial Board of Trustees; Kathie G. Short, Secretary, Memorial Board of Trustees; Gary Marchand, Memorial President/CEO; Peter Psikogios, Auxiliary President; Aurelia Hagin, Auxiliary Secretary; and Bill Matheny, Auxiliary Vice President. Not pictured are June Magnusen, Auxiliary Parliamentarian, and Sandra Morrison, Auxiliary Treasurer.

The Memorial Board of Trustees and Memorial Administration recognized and honored the Auxiliary with a resolution and plaque for their hard work and dedication to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. The plaque, listing all Auxiliary donations, was placed in the hospital lobby hallway. Pictured are, from left, Lucy Hazeur, Auxiliary Vendor Chair; Carrolyn Hamilton, Chairman, Memorial Board of Trustees; Kathie G. ...

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2 elected to bar groups

Two Butler Snow attorneys have been elected to leadership positions by local bar associations. Meade W. Mitchell is president of the Capital Area Bar Association and John H. Dollarhide is president of the Jackson Young Lawyers Association. Mitchell’s term runs until May 31, 2017. Capital Area Bar Association serves Hinds County in Mississippi and the surrounding metropolitan areas. Dollarhide’s term ...

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Justice Lamar honored

Supreme Court Justice Ann H. Lamar of Senatobia is the recipient of this year’s Chief Justice Award. The annual award recognizes an individual whose work has improved the judicial system. Lamar was honored for 32 years of public service, including nine years on the Supreme Court. She is the third woman to serve on the state Supreme Court. She previously ...

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Nguyen joins MHA

Monica Nguyen recently joined the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Education Foundation as project manager for the Mississippi Center for Quality and Workforce. She holds a B.S. in biochemistry and an MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson and a Master’s in Biomedical Science from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Previously, she worked at St. Dominic’s Hospital as a medical ...

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Sanderson promotes Flynt

Sanderson Farms recently named Natalie Flynt a Marketing Product Specialist for the Laurel-headquartered poultry producer. Flynt will be responsible for managing activities concerning Sanderson Farms products, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will also work closely with the company’s sales, customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams ...

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2 elected to MBA board

Eddie Hammond of Winona and Mark Tapp of Booneville have been elected to three-year terms on the Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors. Hammond will represent his region of the state on the Board, which governs the 127-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi, and the association’s members hold over 95 percent of bank ...

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Neel-Schaffer names 6 new vice presidents

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that six employees have been named Vice Presidents in the firm. The new Vice Presidents are Barry Alexander, PE, PTOE; Tom Henderson, PE, CM; Greg Judy, PE, PTOE; Mary Margaret Nicholson, PE; Sonny Smoak, PE; and Derrick Tucker, PE. Alexander is the Engineer Manager in the firm’s office in Jackson, Tenn. He joined Neel-Schaffer in 2002 ...

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Gold Strike promotes Ross

Lissa Ross has been promoted to Executive Director of Human Resources at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica Resorts. Ross will oversee day-to-day HR operations including Employee Relations, Employment, Training and Employee Engagement. She is also responsible to ensure adherence of all policies and procedures set forth by MGM Resorts International, Mississippi Gaming Commission and Gold Strike Casino Resort. Ross ...

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Hess wins quarterly honor

Karl Hess was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter 2016 Employee of the Quarter. He began working at the hospital in Purvis as an RN in May 2006 and left briefly in 2012 to work at the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. Hess returned in September 2013 as the Risk Management Director in charge of security ...

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Butler Snow hires Weyl

Stephen E. Weyl is joining the Butler Snow law firm and will practice in the firm’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets groups. Weyl has years of public finance experience that is national in scope. He will practice in Boston. Weyl is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for public finance law ...

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