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YBJ presents gift to school

The Young Businessmen of Jackson recently presented Magnolia Speech School with an $11,000 donation for its scholarship fund. This generous gift helps offset the $1.5 million needed annually for scholarships.

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Cain leaving MAR for CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global of Atlanta, a leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives, service providers and economic developers, has appointed Angela Cain as CEO. Cain is currently CEO of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR). She will be officially introduced at the April 18-20 CoreNet Global Summit in New Orleans. Cain will assume the CEO role from interim CEO ...

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Bergmark to receive ABA award

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will recognize Martha Bergmark of Jackson, with the annual John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award for her contributions to public service. Bergmark, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, is being recognized for her advocacy, leadership and commitment to equal justice. She worked at the Legal Services Corporation in ...

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Warner recognized for performance

Tom Smith Land and Homes, LLC, recently honored John Warner as Associate of the Month for January. Warner has worked with the same staff, first with Royal Realty for four years, and he joined Tom Smith Land and Homes when it opened its office Jan. 4, 2010. Warner specializes in land, residential and commercial real estate sales.

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Scheuermann elevated to Stennis director

Patrick Scheuermann, the deputy director at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, has been named the center’s director. NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden made the announcement March 1 in Washington. Arthur E. “Gene” Goldman, who has been the director of Stennis since Nov. 2008, was named deputy director of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Before being named ...

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Kennedy appointed president-elect

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville CEO and administrator Larkin Kennedy was recently named president-elect for the Mississippi Healthcare Executives board. The Mississippi Healthcare Executives is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare professionals who lead hospitals, health care systems and other healthcare organizations. In 2008, Kennedy received the Mississippi Hospital Association/ACHE Young ...

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Brascia, Dardeau land promotions

The Mississippi operations of MGM MIRAGE has promoted two of its team members. Pete Brascia has been promoted to senior vice president of customer development.  Brascia began his career with MGM MIRAGE as the vice president of player development in April 2006 prior to re-opening Beau Rivage after Hurricane Katrina. He has an extensive background and more than 20 years ...

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Waggoner grows its staff

Waggoner Engineering Inc. is pleased to announce additions to the firm. Samuel Holder has joined the firm as an environmental scientist. Holder has 25 years’ experience as a professional environmentalist working with Corps and Coastal Zone permitting processes; reviewing and producing NEPA documents; and developing environmental mitigation projects. He received his M.S. in biology from the University of New Orleans ...

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Vance made partner at Burr & Forman

Burr & Forman, LLP, has named eight new partners from four of its Southeastern offices, including Bradley B. Vance in its Jackson law office. Vance is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Construction, Financial Services, Intellectual Property & Technology, Securities Litigation, Entertainment and Torts practice groups. He received a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and J.D. Mississippi College ...

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Vance made partner at Burr & Forman

Burr & Forman, LLP, has named eight new partners from four of its Southeastern offices, including Bradley B. Vance in its Jackson law office. Vance is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Construction, Financial Services, Intellectual Property & Technology, Securities Litigation, Entertainment and Torts practice groups. He received a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and J.D. Mississippi College ...

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