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Brandon Pratt

  Some people might hesitate working with a banker who is only 26 years old. But Brandon Pratt, who has risen through the ranks to his current position as assistant vice president at Community Bank in Meridian, engenders confidence. “On a professional level, Brandon is respected by people who are not only his age, but by people who are much ...

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Kenny Williamson

  Kenny Williamson, first vice president at BankPlus in Madison, was a standout football player for Mississippi State University (MSU) from 1996-2000. During those seasons he went to MSU on a full athletic scholarship, MSU played in the 1998 SEC championship, the 1999 Cotton Bowl, the 1999 Peach Bowl and the 2000 Independence Bowl. However, the victory Williamson is known ...

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David Barber

The same year David Barber earned his master of science degree in health service administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham — 1994 — he joined North Mississippi Health Services. Before long, he was running North Mississippi Medical Clinics — literally — and setting benchmarks higher with every flip of the calendar. “David has grown as a leader, as ...

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Nathan Husman

  Leadership is a word that comes to mind when J. Gorman Schaffer is asked to describe Nathan Husman. “He leads our environmental practice in Jackson,” said Schaffer, who serves as executive vice president of Neel-Schaffer Engineers and Planners. “His environmental group plans, designs and construction oversight for water and wastewater infrastructure projects include highly sophisticated and technically challenging water ...

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Kourtney Hollingsworth

  Kourtney Hollingsworth of Gulfport has one of the most challenging jobs in the State of Mississippi. While some people have a community, city or a few counties depending on them, she has the entire state of Mississippi.  Everyday she has to maintain legal records and federal files on something that is affecting the entire country: foreclosures due to predatory ...

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Vicki Lowery

  Vicki Lowery has been excelling at many things all her life. That’s why the Mississippi College School of Law asked her to take the challenge of establishing a Moot Court Program. For five years she has served as the director of the school’s Law Advocacy Program, leading it to become nationally ranked. The school was entering about five competitions ...

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Keri Cole

  The second of three children born to Mike Bernsen, CFO for the City of Columbus, and his wife, Pam, a medical office manager, Keri Bernsen Cole spent her early childhood in Beaumont, Texas, where she trained six days a week in competitive gymnastics, even attending legendary Olympic gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi’s summer camps. Most weekends involved traveling from one ...

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Steven Palazzo

Steven Palazzo says his greatest career challenge has been overcoming the fear of failure. However, this certified public accountant, businessman, civic leader and elected official has proven he’s conquered that fear and succeeded in a number of ways. “I have overcome this fear by learning to laugh at myself and not taking things so seriously,” he said. “In life there ...

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Dominick Riley

  If you saw Dominick Riley, who is a postal inspector for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Jackson, volunteering at his daughter’s schools, you would likely have little idea that this man “is the last guy criminals want to see coming at them.” “In the field, he’s the cop we want for a partner,” said Rebecca Pittman, who is ...

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Gary Butler

Even though Gary D. Butler, Ph.D., is deeply embedded in Bulldog Country on the campus of Mississippi State University, the former Tulane University Green Wave football standout doesn’t mind at all. “While in college, my primary goal was to play in the NFL,” said Butler. “This had been a goal of mine since junior high school, and I’d spent countless ...

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