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Russo named CEO of Phosphate Holdings/Mississippi Phosphates

PASCAGOULA — Phosphate Holdings Inc., and Mississippi Phosphates Corporation has a new chief executive officer. The company, in a news release, said Stephen S. Russo has replaced interim CEO James L. Sherbert. Sherbert will remain on the board of directors under the new title of executive chairman. Russo will oversee all company operations and be based at the company’s new ...

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End of an era — Patterson retiring from BancorpSouth board

One of Mississippi’s iconic bankers is finally calling it quits after more than 40 years of service. Aubrey Patterson, chairman of the board of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. will retire upon the expiration of his current term. Patterson will serve as a chairman emeritus following the expiration of his term. Patterson served BancorpSouth as president and COO from 1983 to ...

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Holland named CEO

Kevin Holland’s first job — a summer employment while in college — was in the Environmental Services Department at Singing River Hospital. Now Holland, a Pascagoula native who now resides in Ocean Springs, has been named as CEO of Singing River Health System in Jackson County. Holland grew up in Pascagoula, where he graduated from Pascagoula High School in 1989, ...

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Former bank CEO gets six years-plus in prison

BUDE — A former bank executive has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for money laundering and bank fraud. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Daniel McMullen, the FBI agent in charge in Mississippi, announced the sentence yesterday in a news release Authorities say 58-year-old Larry Barnette Hill of Meadville served as CEO of People’s Bank ...

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Confidence up among Coast CEOs, business owners

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has released its quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the second quarter of 2013, and the numbers are encouraging. “Our CEO’s and business owners have not expressed this level of confidence in the local economy since the first quarter of 2011,” said Jack Norris, president of the ...

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Aware of surroundings

One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and busy executives is striking a balance between home and work life. In a global economy with 24/7 work demands, we are under more stress than ever. Former CEO of General Electric Jack Welch once said, “There’s no such thing as work-life balance, there are work-life choices, and you make them, and they ...

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Delta Health Alliance CEO Karen Fox under investigation for possible misuse of funds

What began as a wrongful termination lawsuit against the non-profit Delta Health Alliance has ended in its CEO under investigation by a federal grand jury over the possible misuse of money at the agency. James Hahn, former vice president of programs at Stoneville-based DHA, which provides healthcare to the poor in the Mississippi Delta, was fired in May 2010 after ...

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Meredith Allen took over a year ago as CEO of Staplcotn, which is still the largest U.S. cotton marketing cooperative

Staplcotn President and CEO Meredith Allen has completed his first year leading the nation’s oldest cotton marketing cooperative which he says has been “Challenging, to say the least!” Allen, 59, took the reins of Staplcotn and Stapldiscount in September 2010, as Woods Eastland, with whom he had worked for more than 24 years, transitioned to board chairman. “It did seem ...

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BancorpSouth in acquiring mode

CEO Patterson tells annual bank conference in Chicago, ‘We are an experienced and proven acquirer.’ BancorpSouth Bank is on the hunt for banks to buy and expects to be a regional leader in acquiring “fatigued” community banks over at least the next 12 to 18 months. BancorpSouth chairman and CEO Aubrey Patterson made note of the regional banking company’s ambitions ...

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Cianciola comes to Metropolitan with new perspective on business

CEO has been in the industry for more than 30 years With 34 years in the banking industry, Frank Cianciola has served as a CEO, president and chairman for a handful of financial institutions in Tennessee and Mississippi. But Metropolitan BancGroup’s new chairman says a brief stint in private business offered him a new perspective on the banking industry. The ...

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