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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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Top 40: Jay Baggett

To most people, banking and church music wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common with each other. However, the good people of Collins and Covington County just might disagree with that assessment. Meet Jay Baggett, who by day is the assistant vice president for PriorityOne Bank in Collins. But on Sundays and Wednesday evenings, you will find the young ...

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Top 40: Tom Walker

Not many people can boast that they earned a law degree and passed the CPA exam in one sitting. Tom Walker can. Now the chief financial officer and legal counsel for the Bank of Forest, Walker enjoys a career that combines the best the financial and legal worlds offer. But despite his professional achievements, the Starkville native admits convincing his ...

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Top 40: Jon Seawright

Before he decided to undertake a career in the law profession, Jon Seawright acted as general manager of his family’s monument company. Now a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, the Texas native’s professional life is set in stone. In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, Seawright also serves as the firm’s recruiting chairman and as ...

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William Chad Blackard

As a nursing home administrator for Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Clinton, Chad Blackard sees crisis management as a crucial element of his job. “We’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so there can be a crisis at any moment,” he said. “There can be a resident’s death, upset family member or angry employee. The ability ...

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Top 40: Dusty Rhoads

Helping create and maintain the strong business relationships required for a company that earns more than a billion dollars a year in revenues is not an easy task for Dusty Rhoads. Doing so in the ever-competitive construction industry makes the Rankin County native’s job almost daunting but the manager of business development for Yates Construction Co. takes it all in ...

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