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Lewis, Russ elected to board

The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MsET) has announced the installation of Dr. William A. Lewis, president of Pearl River Community College, and Chandler Russ, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Existing Industry and Business (EIB) Division, to its board of directors. Located in Hancock County on the site of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, MsET is a non-profit organization ...

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BKD welcomes Shehan, Kasamanli

Caitlyn Shehan and Ramin Kasamanli have joined BKD’s Jackson office as audit staff personnel. Shehan graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in business administration and a master of professional accountancy. While at Southern Miss, she studied abroad in Spain. Kasamanli graduated was a B.S. in accounting from Mississippi Valley State University and a master in accountancy ...

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Carpenter on board at Kossen

David K. Carpenter has joined Kossen Equipment Inc. as vice president, new systems sales. Carpenter previously worked as vice president/general manager, Power Systems Division, for Michigan Caterpillar. He is a graduate of Michigan State University in civil engineering, and brings more than 15 years of experience with power generation applications.

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Presley to represent commission

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) will represent the Mississippi Public Service Commission on the newly formed Entergy Regional State Committee (E-RSC), which is comprised of state regulators from Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and the City of New Orleans. The E-RSC was formed earlier this year because of complaints and concerns surrounding the status of the Entergy transmission ...

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McCool brings experience to SmartSynch

SmartSynch Inc. has hired career marketing veteran Campbell McCool as chief marketing officer. McCool has spent his entire career in marketing and marketing-related activities. In 1992, McCool formed McCool Communications (advertising) and The Calliope Group (public relations) in Atlanta, and grew them into one of the Southeast’s most respected boutique marketing and advertising firms. He served an impressive list of ...

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Rein promoted to Trustmark V.P.

F. Joseph Rein Jr. has been promoted to senior vice president at Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Rein is the director of investor relations, provides leadership for organization’s strategic planning process, and manages the development and implementation of corporate merger and acquisition strategy. A native of Brookhaven, he earned a ...

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Rafferty elected chapter president

Charley P. Rafferty, CPA, CFE, CVA, ABV, CFF, a partner of GranthamPoole CPAs, has been elected president of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Rafferty is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of CPAs. At GranthamPoole, he provides business valuation, ...

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Tiner earns Silver Em Award

Stan Tiner, executive editor and vice president of The Sun Herald in Biloxi, becomes the 51st recipient of The Samuel Talbert Silver Em Award Oct. 29. The Silver Em is the University of Mississippi’s highest journalism award. Tiner is to receive the award at a 6 p.m. reception at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. A dinner follows ...

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Merrill donates to alma mater

Dr. John C. Merrill, a noted journalism educator and author, will pay tribute to his hometown of Cleveland and his alma mater Delta State University with the presentation of his many awards and 33 published volumes to the University Archives and Museum Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m. inside the Capps Building. Merrill, a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri ...

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Dannheim added at Burr & Forman

The Jackson office of Burr & Forman is pleased to announce that Katrina L. Dannheim has joined the office as an associate in the General Litigation section. Dannheim earned her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2008 from the Mississippi College School of Law, where she was the Law Review articles editor, a member of the Moot Court Board and the ...

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