Posts Tagged ‘Top 40 Under 40’

Liz Young

Though she grew up in Texas, Liz Young came to Mississippi to attend the University of Mississippi. She fell in love with the state and decided to make it her home. Today, Young is the youth market director for the Mississippi chapter of the American Heart Association, and feels that it is her job to […] [...]

Sara Harrison White

Sara Harrison White is an assistant vice president and trust officer in the Trustmark Wealth Management Personal Trust department. White received her B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a member of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Team and was awarded Academic Excellence Among College Athletes. She received her J.D. from Mississippi College […] [...]

Chad Wallace

by Published: May 23,2014

Tags: Belhaven University, Chad Wallace, MBJ, Top 40 Under 40

Chad Wallace is the digital communications specialist for Belhaven University. Responsible for the overall digital marketing efforts for the university, he also assists with various technology, marketing and public relations initiatives that have helped spur Belhaven to record enrollments. Since Wallace joined the staff, Belhaven has won multiple awards from the College Public Relations Association […] [...]

Vince Vavrunek

by Published: May 23,2014

Tags: MBJ, SERVPRO, Top 40 Under 40, Vince Vavrunek

As both a business owner and resident, Vince Vavrunek heartily supports all things Mississippi. Vavrunek owns Brandon’s SERVPRO franchise, a business that has grown 125 percent since the New Orleans native opened his doors in 2008. Starting with one SERVPRO truck and two employees, Vavrunek now has nine trucks and 11 employees operating in the […] [...]

James Russell Turley

by Published: May 23,2014

Tags: Community Bank, James Russell Turley, MBJ, Top 40 Under 40

Russell Turley has always acted older than his age while gifted with the ability to walk into any social situation with confidence. That unique trait has helped Turley ascend the corporate ladder rather quickly – the Birmingham, Ala., native was promoted to vice president of Community Bank of Mississippi before his 30th birthday. At Community […] [...]

Jerry L. Toney

Jerry Toney is a senior vice president and senior financial consultant for Cadence Financial Corporation in Starkville. The Grenada native also serves as a lecturer with Mississippi State University’s Department of Finance and Economics. As an officer with Cadence, Toney is responsible for not only managing  client assets,  but coordinating community and economic development activities […] [...]

Katy Tillman

by Published: May 23,2014

Tags: Katy Tillman, MBJ, Southern Ag Credit, Top 40 Under 40

Before Katy Tillman turned 10 years old, she was already a business owner. It seems the Edwards native figured out a way to order shoes and sell them to friends, family and neighbors. Today, Tillman utilizes her considerable marketing skills as the marketing manager and loan administrator for Ridgeland-based Southern Ag Credit. In her role, […] [...]

Dana C. Terry

Jackson native Dana Terry is the director of communications and public relations for the Mississippi College School of Law. A graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, Terry received a master’s degree in communication from Mississippi College. Terry previously served as an outreach specialist at the Education Services Foundation in Jackson. She lists her most […] [...]

Micajah P. Sturdivant IV

Serving the interests of others is a pledge that Micajah Sturdivant IV lives by every day as president of MMI Hotel Group. Despite the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, the Greenwood native makes sure he stays firmly committed to his more than 500 team members and the guests that frequent MMI’s hotels. Since joining […] [...]

John Stolarski

When John Stolarski was just 12 years old, he decided a job in architecture was his future. Today, Stolarski is a principal with Allred Architectural Group in Ocean Springs. He was previously the senior project manager with Biloxi-based Eley Guild Harry Architects, where he had oversight over several multi-million dollar projects simultaneously. Additionally, Stolarski helped […] [...]

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