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Top 40: Andy Gipson

At work, Andy Gipson answers to a mere 27,000 fellow Mississippians. The Rankin County native is a state representative for District 27, which encompasses Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties. Gipson, who also is an attorney for Jackson law firm Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis, takes both responsibilities very seriously. “Crafting, advocating and adopting state policy is an important work, and ...

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Top 40: Emily Montgomery

Becoming a life insurance saleswoman wasn’t exactly what Emily Montgomery had in mind when she graduated with a degree in marketing from Delta State University. In fact, when she exited the Mississippi Delta with sheepskin in hand, Montgomery became the advertising and sales manager for Rainbow Hotel & Casino and later an account executive with Jackson television station WDBD-TV Fox ...

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Top 40: Bridget Tisdale

As a woman and owner of a business completely staffed by females, Bridget Tisdale says her Ridgeland art studio Easely Amused is a great example of how successful women can be in the business world. Who could argue with Tisdale, who launched a second Easely Amused location in Flowood recently and is already in discussions to franchise the business across ...

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Top 40: Ben Aldridge

Ben Aldridge owned and operated a landscaping business before deciding to go to college. Today, the Holmes County native has swapped his work boots for a pair of wing tips and spends his days cultivating client relationships as vice-president of corporate treasury services for Trustmark Bank in Jackson. His main area of responsibility is the maintenance of a portfolio of ...

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Top 40: Erin Shirley

During her long tenure as an engineer with Delphi Corporation in Clinton, Erin Shirley learned a lot about restructuring business costs to save the plant money. Though the General Motors manufacturer shut its doors a few years ago, Shirley felt her background would be useful in launching her own medical staffing agency. She was right. Today, the Jackson native is ...

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Top 40: Roxanne Case

If you were to ask Roxanne Case to provide a self-description in one word, the Jackson-born lawyer probably would choose “meticulous.” An attorney and partner with Ridgeland law firm Wells Marble, Case’s practice involves the sometimes risky and always complicated area of worker’s compensation defense, including all matters before the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. Even co-workers are amazed by how ...

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Top 40: Charles A. Webb, IV

Mentoring others in their climb up the ladder of success is important to Chad Webb. Early in his career with KPMG, he made a personal commitment to not only demand the best of himself but also in cultivating the talents of his mentees and peers. In 2009, the senior manager was recognized by 20,000 of his colleagues as the national ...

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Top 40: Adam Stone

As far as Adam Stone is concerned, building meaningful relationships with his clients is what the practice of law is all about. Born in Holland, the shareholder at Jackson law firm Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis has focused his legal career on assisting Mississippi businesses grow. In fact, Gov. Haley Barbour recognized Stone last year for his work with the ...

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Top 40: Jill Dent

In a short span of 15 years, Jill Dent has gone from working in a daycare center to earning a doctorate to holding her current position as director of the Office of Children and Youth for the Mississippi Department of Human Services. A native of Jackson, her career began as nursery director for a local church. Self-described as determined, Dent ...

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Top 40: Ritchie Hampton

Ritchie Hampton sees his role as president of BancorpSouth’s Olive Branch operation as more than being a banker. Not content to sit and simply wear the title of president, Hampton’s adopted a hands-on approach to management, both in his work place and the DeSoto County community. “As a banker, we have invested millions of capital and those dollars have sparked ...

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