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Champion to lead C Spire’s government relations team

C Spire has tapped Chris Champion to lead its government relations team. Having served on the staffs of both U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Champion brings a breadth of experience in congressional and state legislative and executive affairs across the Southeast. In his previous role as a Vice President with Cornerstone Government Affairs, Champion served as ...

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BancorpSouth hires John Griffith

BancorpSouth Bank announced that it has hired John Griffith as an executive vice president in Hattiesburg. In his new role, Griffith will be responsible for leading the Commercial Banking Group, focusing on owner-operated businesses. Griffith is a banking industry veteran, spending the past 24 years as a commercial banking executive with a large regional bank and another 10 years as ...

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Alyson Bustamante Jones named Law360 Rising Star

Butler Snow attorney Alyson Bustamante Jones has been named a Rising Star by Law360. The award recognizes attorneys aged 40 and under whose legal accomplishments in their respective practice area transcend their age. This year, Law360 named 175 rising stars across 39 practice areas from more than 1,300 submissions. Jones was listed in the practice area of life sciences. Jones ...

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JMAA promotes Ridinger to director of capital programming

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has promoted Drew Ridinger to Director of Capital Programming. The Meridian native received his Associate of Arts Degree from Meridian Community College. He then earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining JMAA, Ridinger worked in the private sector for five years as an Intern Architect. In this role, he ...

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Liza Cirlot Looser named board chair

Liza Cirlot Looser, founder and CEO of The Cirlot Agency, was appointed incoming Chair of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Advisory Board at The University of Mississippi. Hosted by the Ole Miss School of Business, the influential program was founded to inspire students at The University of Mississippi to create valuable new businesses and enhance the economic value ...

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Stennis Space Center employees receive 2019 NASA Honor Awards

Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and NASA Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during an onsite ceremony Sept. 10. Two Stennis employees received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal. This medal is awarded to government employees for notable leadership accomplishments that significantly influenced the NASA mission. Richard J. Gilbrech of Slidell received ...

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new 3-year residents

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg welcomed a class of 3-year residents into the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center at Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through different departments. The new resident physicians are: John Lloyd Martin, DO, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Meghan Webb, MD, University ...

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Forrest General Hospital hires new chief nursing officer

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg announced the hiring of Phyllis Chambers-Berry, DNP, RN, NE-BC, as Chief Nursing Officer. Chambers-Berry most recently served as Director of Emergency and Nursing Staff Services at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven. Chambers-Berry also oversaw nursing support services at Baptist Desoto and was responsible for bed flow daily operations. Chambers-Berry was President of the Mississippi ...

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Executive Sous Chef Jackie Seavey wins the Final Table of World Food Championship

Jackie Seavey, executive sous chef at Island View Casino Resort was declared champion of the 7th Annual World Food Championship. Chef Seavey competed May 17, 18 and 19 in The World Food Championship’s Final Table in New Orleans, keeping it a secret until a special two-part docu-series on CNBC revealed the winner. Seavey mastered three Cajun/Creole Challenges in the final ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle welcomes husband, wife internists to staff

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle welcomes two new internal medicine physicians to its staff, Paul Scurti, DO and his wife Connie Scurti, DO. They come to Columbus from the Holzer Health System in southeastern Ohio where they both practiced internal medicine on an outpatient basis. Paul and Connie Scurti also mentored medical students from West Virginia School of Osteopathic ...

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