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Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber announces 2020 board, president

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Dorothy Wilson, Publisher and Editor of Gulf Coast Women Magazine and co-founder of the Success Women’s Conference will serve as the 2020 President of the Board of Directors. Dorothy is passionate about serving her community and growing small businesses and nonprofits, as evidenced by her achievements and honors. She has received ...

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Executive Director Rikard to leave MDEQ January 13

Gary C. Rikard, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), announced that he is leaving the agency January 13, 2020. Rikard has served as Executive Director since appointed by Governor Phil Bryant in September 2014. He previously worked at the agency as an Environmental Engineer and a Senior Attorney in the 1990s before practicing environmental law in ...

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Wells Marble welcomes Rajita Iyer Moss

Wells Marble has announced the addition of Rajita Iyer Moss. With over twenty years of legal experience, Moss focuses her practice in areas of major civil litigation, including personal injury and medical negligence. She serves as general counsel for two federally funded corporations, one with over 600 employees. She has also served as litigation counsel for Hinds County, the Jackson ...

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Gordon Fellows assumes role of MBA president and CEO

Gordon Fellows has been appointed by the Mississippi Bankers Association (MBA) Board of Directors to become the president and CEO of the MBA January 1, 2020. Fellows has been with the MBA since 2012, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Government Relations. Since 2012, Fellows has lead association lobbying efforts with elected and appointed state and federal ...

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Mississippi Development Authority director to step down

The director will leave a state agency that tries to create jobs in Mississippi. Glenn McCullough said in a statement Thursday that he will step down as head of Mississippi Development Authority at the end of January. He is one of several state agency directors who are leaving as Mississippi prepares to inaugurate a new governor. Republican Tate Reeves won ...

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SHAD WHITE — A critical moment for Mississippi’s economy

Today, maybe more than any time in our recent history, Mississippi faces fundamental questions about where our economy is headed. How we answer those questions is going to determine whether we succeed, like some of our surrounding states, or whether we become a rural Detroit. That’s the conclusion I’ve reached after watching our economy my entire life—from doing the books ...

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Adams and Reese announces nine partners for 2020

Adams and Reese congratulates its nine attorneys who have been elected to partnership in the firm, effective January 1, 2020. Michael A. Berson (Mobile, Ala.) is experienced in government relations as well as economic development and city, county and local government law. He has developed and implemented federal policy and legislative strategies for defense, energy, telecommunications, higher education and local ...

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NFIB introduces Dawn Starns as state director for Mississippi

NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, introduced Dawn Starns as its state director for Mississippi. She will replace Ron Aldridge, who is leaving after 25 years with the organization. “We appreciate everything that Ron has done to help create a strong environment for small businesses throughout the state, and we’re confident that Dawn will continue to promote and ...

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Mississippi human services agency will get new director

The head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services is the latest state agency leader to announce his departure as the state prepares for a new administration. Christopher Freeze will leave his job Jan. 14. That’s the same day Tate Reeves will be inaugurated to succeed fellow Republican Phil Bryant as governor. Freeze is a former special agent in charge ...

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School clinic offers health and dental services in Meridian

A new clinic on a school campus is providing health care for students, teachers and others in east Mississippi. The clinic was unveiled Dec. 11 at Carver Middle school in Meridian. It is open to students, faculty and the community, the Meridian Star reported. The clinic is the second to open under a partnership between the Greater Meridian Health Clinic and the ...

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