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Renasant promotes Spearman to Executive Vice President

Renasant announced that Stacy Spearman was named Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director for the Renasant Financial Services Division of Renasant Bank. In his continued capacity with Renasant, Spearman will lead Renasant’s team of investment and wealth management advisors to assist clients in meeting their financial and investment goals. Spearman received his BBA in Banking and Finance from the ...

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Johnson named Hattiesburg Clinic’s Employee of the Quarter

Renea Johnson, a Chronic Care Management nurse with the Quality Management department, has been chosen Hattiesburg Clinic’s Employee of the Third Quarter. Johnson has been with the clinic less than a year and has already made an impact through her work with patients. As a CCM nurse, Johnson is responsible for calling patients who have chronic medical conditions each month ...

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NASA Space Flight Awareness Program recognizes Stennis employee Mirandy

Stennis Space Center employee Jim Mirandy of Bay St. Louis was recognized by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Mirandy is a safety engineer with Bastion Technologies at Stennis. He was honored for exemplary support of the Stennis Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate in displaying dedication, knowledge and passion for the ...

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Carey Wright named to National Assessment Governing Board

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is one of seven national leaders selected to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board. The appointees will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP offers to the public and to education policymakers at the national, state and local levels, objective data ...

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Butler Snow named one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms by Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has named Butler Snow one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms of 2019. The firm was also named “most recommended for” labor and employment law. The inaugural list, created in partnership with market research company Statista, consists of 243 top U.S. corporate law firms based on the survey responses from 2,500 lawyers. Each survey participant was able ...

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Southern AgCredit announces new staff in Ridgeland offices

Southern AgCredit hired two new staff members in its Ridgeland offices. Daniel Gilbert joined the rural lending co-op as a senior accountant in its administrative office. Jodie Morgan was hired as an office administrator in the Ridgeland branch office. Previously, Gilbert worked in accounting at a CPA firm and in higher education, as well as in timber and real estate ...

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Bryant announces $53 million for 15 coast restoration projects

Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Tuesday 15 restoration projects for 2019.These projects will add more than $53 million to the total of more than $560 million already being spent on restoration projects in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “I am proud of the legacy during this administration of ensuring restoration funds are spent in the most ...

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Allegiant offers flights between Gulfport-Biloxi and Nashville

MBJ staff Allegiant announces new nonstop service from Gulfport to Nashville via Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport beginning Feb. 15. The company is offering introductory one-way fares on the new route for as low as $55. “We’re excited to offer Gulfport residents new travel options to one of the fastest growing destinations– steeped in music history, Nashville,” Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president ...

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Aldy earns Certified Association Executive designation

The American Society of Association Executives has announced that Linda Ross Aldy, Executive Director of the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) has been recertified for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. She is one of only six executives in Mississippi currently credentialed. To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, ...

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