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Luckett announces formation of PAC

Bill Luckett, an attorney and businessman, announced the formation of Progress for Mississippi.    Progress for Mississippi is a political action committee with a mission of studying policy issues that will impact the state’s future.  Ensuring a higher living standard for Mississippi’s citizens and surpassing neighboring states’ rankings in categories such as education, business growth and healthcare are among the ...

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Two new employees named at Thompson

  Charles Williford, P.E., P.S., and Richard Sheffield, P.E., have joined Thompson Engineering. Williford joined Thompson Engineering as a senior engineer in the firm’s Jackson office. Williford has more than  31 years of the areas of civil and environmental engineering and project management experience. Prior to joining Thompson Engineering, Williford was a partner in the firm of Williford, Gearhart, & ...

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Leonard ranked highest among CEOs by Rittenhouse

 J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy Corporation, ranks second highest among CEOs for the candor and clarity of his letter to shareholders, according to the latest analysis conducted by Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc. of the annual letters from CEOs of 100 companies listed in the Fortune 500. Leonard is the only utility CEO to have been ranked ...

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Presley chosen for NRRI board

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) based in Silver Spring, Md.  Presley was appointed to the board by Commissioner Frederick Butler of New  Jersey, president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Presley also serves on NARUC Committees for ...

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Regional law firm receives award

Adams and Reese, LLP, received the Mississippi Urban Forest Council Corporate Award at the Urban Forestry and Green Infrastructure Conference. Adams and Reese received the award for its holiday season donation to the Mississippi Urban Forest Council. The forest council was one of several organizations in which the firm, through holiday cards, made donations in the names of clients and ...

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Wolf receives Franzmeier award

  Diane Wolf, donor recruitment manager for United Blood Services’ Tupelo Center, received this year’s highly distinguished Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) Annual Conference held in St. Pete Beach, Fla.  The award, established in 1991 to honor Ron Franzmeier, former vice president of The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, honors a donor ...

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Ghents named new UBS center director

  Christina Ghents has been named director for the Hattiesburg United Blood Services center. Ghents has been with United Blood Services for 18 years; she most recently served as the director of technical services in Rapid City, S.D.  As center director, she manages the daily operations of the blood center, including human resource management, donor recruitment, mobile and fixed site ...

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Crawley promoted with Robinson & Associates

  Jessica Crawley of Pontotoc has been promoted to agency coordinator at Robinson & Associates Inc., a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency in Tupelo. In her new position, she will work in office management, media and traffic for the 25-year-old firm.   Crawley has been with the agency for three years and before that served as junior staff ...

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Crawley promoted with Robinson & Associates

  Jessica Crawley of Pontotoc has been promoted to agency coordinator at Robinson & Associates Inc., a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency in Tupelo. In her new position, she will work in office management, media and traffic for the 25-year-old firm.   Crawley has been with the agency for three years and before that served as junior staff ...

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