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Merit Health Central names Wills as new COO

Merit Health Central in Jackson has named Tom Wills, MPPM, BSN, RN, as Chief Operating Officer. Wills has served over 20 years in healthcare, beginning as a charge nurse and quickly moving into leadership over multi-faceted departments and service lines. In his previous role as executive director of heart and imaging services with another facility in the market, Wills led ...

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Ginocchio named director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Southern Bancorp announced the hiring of Janie Ginocchio as the new Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Ginocchio will advocate for public policies in Arkansas, Mississippi, and at the federal level that create economic opportunity in underserved communities and empower individuals to save, reduce debt, and increase their net worth. She will also lead research and publication initiatives around these ...

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Wilkirson to step down as Fondren Renaissance Foundation director

Fondren Renaissance Foundation wishes to announce that after a decade of service and leadership, Jim Wilkirson will step down as Executive Director of FRF, effective May 1, 2019. In keeping with FRF’s mission of promoting the preservation and revitalization of the greater Fondren Community for economic growth, stability and quality of life in Fondren, during Jim’s tenure, Fondren has experienced ...

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Neel-Schaffer launches ‘Complete Communities Group’

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced the formation of the Complete Communities Group, a firm-wide collaboration aimed at bringing expert engineers and planners from different specialties in the firm under one umbrella to develop multi-disciplinary solutions to complex community problems. “We are excited to launch our Complete Communities Group,” said Rosemary Aldridge, PE, Senior Vice President for Neel-Schaffer’s Florida operations. “The firm’s ...

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Georgia-Pacific names Breazeale Public Affairs Manager

Georgia-Pacific has announced that Jessica Breazeale has joined its mill in Monticello as Public Affairs Manager. A native of Copiah County, Breazeale has been in public relations for 15 years. Breazeale will focus on using internal and external communications to increase facility long-term value and understanding of the facilities’ operations. Breazeale is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. ...

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Mercedes-Benz of Jackson honored as Best of the Best dealership

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson has been honored by the luxury automobile brand as a Best of the Best for 2018, recognizing it among the upper echelon of Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationally. The Best of the Best Program distinguishes dealers based on exemplary performance in sales and service as well as excellence in operations and customer experience. Mercedes-Benz of Jackson was named Best ...

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Finkelberg recognized by Barron’s and Forbes

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP®, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Investments with Raymond James & Associates, member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, has been listed among the nation’s best wealth advisors by two national financial publications. Finkelberg was named to Barron’s list of the “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.” The prestigious 2019 list, published March 8, draws from all 50 states plus ...

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Gojmerac appointed Outside Plant Manager

TEC announced the appointment of Thomas Gojmerac as Outside Plant Manager at TEC of Bay Springs. Gojmerac will be responsible for directing and coordinating outside plant activities in construction, installation and maintenance of company services. Gojmerac has 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He lives in Laurel.

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Webb selected as Orrin H. Swayze Scholar

Jimmie Bouchillon Webb (center), a senior at Mississippi State University, has been selected as the 2019 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the MBA. Webb was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which is given annually to Mississippi’s most outstanding banking and finance student. ...

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Robertson named Memorial Hospital Foundation President

Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors has named Aimee Robertson as president. Robertson joins Memorial Hospital Foundation with a background of more than 12 years in finance and business. She most recently served as Senior Regional Marketing Manager at Hancock Whitney in Gulfport; and as a Relationship Manager in Hancock Bank’s Trust and Asset Management group 2010 until 2014. Robertson ...

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