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Keeping our eye on: Russell Marsalis

Age:  29 Hometown: Brandon Education: BS in health education and coaching, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Head coach, boys basketball, Velma Jackson High School After seven years teaching and coaching in Mississippi’s public schools, Learned native Russell Marsalis has locked down what he likes best about his job. “Seeing kids mature and become productive members of society and knowing ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Scott Marshall

Age: 30 Hometown: Jackson Education: Bachelor and masters of accountancy, University of Mississippi Current Position: Financial planner, Marshall Financial Planning, LLC At age 30, Scott Marshall has already had an extensive career in finances.  After graduating from the University of Mississippi, the West Point native began his career as a financial auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP, in Nashville, Tenn.  ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Darral Nail

Age: 29 Hometown: Brandon Education: B.S.B.A. in marketing, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Business development manager, Gold Coast Commodities If you’ve dined at a Mississippi restaurant recently, you were likely treated to some of the handiwork of Darral Nail, though you probably didn’t notice it.  As business development manager for Gold Coast Commodities in Brandon, Nail is responsible for ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Donnie Lindsey

Age: 28 Hometown: Pearl Education: B.S. in exercise science (University of Southern Mississippi), master of education in college student personnel (University of Southern Mississippi) Current Position: Academic counselor at Hinds Community College When working toward his undergraduate degree, Donnie Lindsey’s main goal was to become a physical therapist.  After graduating from Southern Miss, however, Lindsey found himself working as a ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Amanda Young

Age: 26 Hometown: Carthage Education: B.A. in speech communication (University of Southern Mississippi) Current position: Realtor, Coldwell Banker Nell Wyatt Inc. Amanda Young says that residential real estate is “her first love.” The lifelong Mississippian entered the real estate world as a licensed agent working under Coldwell Banker Don Nace of Hattiesburg. After moving to Jackson last April, Young joined ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Chad Vaughn

Age: 31 Hometown: Meridian Education: B.S. in HVACR engineering technology, Ferris State University Current Position: Vice president, The Service Company of Mississippi LLC At only 31 years old, Chad Vaughn has already put in 19 years of work in the mechanical contracting industry. Summer employment at the age of 12 in his father’s business, The Service Company of Mississippi LLC, ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Laura Mann

Age: 25 Hometown: Clinton Education: Bachelor of arts in mass communication and journalism, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Producer and director for Mississippi Public Broadcasting Laura Mann’s parents always told her she could be anything she wanted. “When I told them I wanted to be a professional soccer player, they were on board,” says Mann.  Undaunted when her dreams ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Jessica Russell

Age: 25 Hometown: Clinton Education: Bachelor of arts in advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi, 2005 Current Position: Copywriter at the GodwinGroup Advertising Agency in Jackson Jessica Russell had two realizations while she was still in college.  The first was in response to the “anywhere but here” attitude so many of her peers had about Mississippi. She realized she ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Jeannie Waller

Age: 27 Hometown: Jackson Education: B.A. English (Mississippi State University), M.A. journalism (University of Mississippi) Current Position: Director of communications, Mississippi Main Street Association Jeannie Waller, a seventh-generation Mississippian, has had a hat full of adventures in the Magnolia State since her first day at work – from being serenaded by Elvis in Tupelo to playing steel drums in Bay ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Katie Conway

Age: 24 Hometown: Jackson, MS Education: Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Holmes Community College Current Position: Visitor Information Specialist, Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau Katie Conway says that everyone who knows her agrees that she is a people person. “I have been for my whole life, which made going into the hospitality industry an easy choice for me,” she says. ...

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