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Roy Campbell to lead state Bar

Roy D. Campbell III, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has become the president of The Mississippi Bar. A third-generation lawyer who grew up in Greenville, Campbell is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials. His listings for many years in The Best Lawyers in America ...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Batiste elected

Tenesha D. Batiste, district director of Human Resources at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the College & University Professional Association for Human Resources Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter. She also served on the group’s program committee in 2014-2015. Batiste joined MGCCC in July 2014. Since that time, she ...

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Four from Magnolia State Bank join MBA

Magnolia State Bank has made the following appointments to the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2015-16: Kris Mangum will serve on the MBA Lending Committee. Currently, Mangum is president of Magnolia State Bank in Petal. The Lending Committee is charged with engaging in activities that will benefit the lenders in MBA member banks. Amanda Tuminello will serve on the MBA Human ...

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Scholarships awarded to employees, colleges

Employees awarded scholarships from Memorial Auxillary are, from left: Lauren Dumal, CAT Scan Technologist, Diagnostic Imaging; William Wicks, Medical Lab Tech, Laboratory; Charlene Lathan, Educator, Medical Surgical Unit; Crystal Stafford, RN, Intensive Care Unit; and Christina Barnes, RN, Cardiac Cath Lab.

Memorial Auxiliary presented 12 scholarships to Gulfport Memorial Hospital employees to enhance their skills in their profession and four scholarships to local colleges. Auxiliary President Peter Psikogios and Memorial Board of Trustees Secretary Kathie Short presented a $5,000 scholarship to Dr. Tommy King, President, and Jerry Bracey, Administrative Dean, William Carey University; Dr. Steve Miller, Vice President, and Jamie Hill, ...

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Maris West and Baker turns 45

Maris West and Baker

Maris West and Baker employees celebrate the firm’s 45th anniversary at La Finestra Restaurant in July. Gerrit Maris, Norman West, Roy Baker and Harry Brown founded the Maris West and Baker advertising firm in 1970.

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Melonie Ducre Johnson GM at Gold Strike

Melonie Ducre Johnson joins the MGM Resorts International team as the new general manager of Gold Strike Casino Resort near Tunica. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations while providing strategic direction for all divisions. She began her career in finance with Jazz Casino Co. in New Orleans, where she gained meaningful experience in setting the financial reporting and ...

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Justin Garber’s work recognized

Justin Garber was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter 2015 Employee of the Quarter. He began working at the Purvis hospital as an ATTT in January 2014 while completing his nursing degree. Upon passing his nursing exam, Garber moved into an RN position at the hospital. Garber, who currently lives in Covington County, is a native of Oak ...

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Brad Best named Fellow

Brad Best, managing partner of Holcomb Dunbar, Attorneys, was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows. They have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to ...

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Merchant & Marine Bank promotes 2

Merchant & Marine Bank has made the following promotions: Kristi Burge was promoted from a vice president/ retail banking to a vice president/senior administrative officer. She will provide oversight to the card department, bookkeeping, call center, cash management and the business analyst in addition to managing all of the retail branches. Burge is a graduate of the Mississippi School of ...

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