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Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience names Trahan Marketing Director

Jerome Trahan, a native of Biloxi and long-time resident of Meridian, is returning to Mississippi as the Marketing Director for The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX). Trahan is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is a former resident of Northern Virginia, where he spent 11 years working in Amtrak’s Washington D.C. headquarters. Trahan began his career ...

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Whitley named health care social worker of the year

Christy Whitley, LMSW, has been named Health Care Social Worker of the Year for 2018 by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. Whitley has served as perinatal social worker for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 11 years. The 34-bed intensive care nursery treats patients born at the NMMC Women’s Hospital as well ...

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MCBL&F Young Professional Steering Committee elects officers

The Madison County Business League & Foundation Young Professional Steering Committee announces the election of officers for 2018-19. Selected were, bottom row, from left, Vice Chairman Haley Claxton, Trustmark; Chairman Grant Montgomery, BancorpSouth; Secretary Austin Stewart, Adams and Reese; and Chris Roberts, BankPlus. Middle row: Deonte Sanders, Pinnacle Trust; Lauren Scheel, MCEDA; Chris Johnson, Renasant Bank; Scott Parenteau, C Spire; ...

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Lifer joins Renasant Bank as VP

Nancy Lifer Renasant Bank is announced that Nancy Lifer has joined Renasant as Vice President and Business Development Officer. Lifer will be responsible for developing and expanding business and personal banking relationships and assisting clients with various financial needs in the Starkville area. Lifer is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and a graduate ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Schlosser

Charles E. Schlosser Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Charles E. Schlosser, III, MD, MPH, in the practice of Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Schlosser joins the practice with Samir Tomajian, MD, at 1340 Broad Ave., Suite 450, Gulfport. Dr. Schlosser graduated cum laude from the Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, where he also earned his Master of Science in ...

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Jay Moon receives leadership award

Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM, President and CEO, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence In Economic Development In Honor of Edward deLuca from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 1, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in ...

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Wisor named president of National Association of Bond Lawyers

Dee Wisor Butler Snow announced Dee P. Wisor has been elected president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) for the 2018-2019 year. Wisor’s term began Sept. 26 during the NABL’s annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop. “We congratulate Dee on this significant appointment,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Dee’s election to this position underscores his talent and ...

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McCluskey director of investigations at Auditor’s Office

State Auditor Shad White announced that Richie McCluskey will replace David Huggins as Director of Investigations at the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor. Huggins resigned from his position shortly after White became State Auditor. McCluskey joins the Auditor’s office from a long law enforcement career which began in 1988 at the Flowood Police Department. McCluskey advanced from Patrolman to ...

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EMBDC Recognizes September Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its September Ambassadors of the Month awards. Recognized were, from left, Mary Atterberry, Rush Health Systems, second place; Leah Hearn, Commercial Bank, place; Sonya Scarbrough, BankPlus, red ticket drawing winner; and Lee Williams, Regions Bank, third place. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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Ramey Agency adds healthcare executive, promotes 3

The Ramey Agency marketing firm recently hired Taylor Neely, who has 10-plus years of marketing experience in the healthcare industry. It also announced the promotions of Jana Brady, Swayze Pentecost and Sam Potesky. Neely joined Ramey after 10 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she served as Director of Marketing for the state’s only academic medical center. ...

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