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Brent Story joins Neel-Schaffer as Georgia Director of Transportation Services

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced the addition of Brent Story, PE, to our Georgia Operations as Director of Transportation Services. Based in Neel-Schaffer’s Atlanta office, Brent will play an integral role in enhancing our services to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Having spent his entire career with GDOT, Brent brings over three decades of diverse project experience to his new ...

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Moss promoted to CEO of Merit Health Jackson market

Healthcare executive Barry Moss has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer for Merit Health’s Jackson Market. Moss currently serves as CEO of Merit Health Central, and will continue in this position, which he has held for the past three years. In his expanded role, Moss will have oversight for Merit Health Rankin, Merit Health River Oaks and ...

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Neel-Schaffer names Cunningham engineer manager for Starkville office

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that John Cunningham, PE, has been promoted to the position of Senior Engineer Manager for the firm’s office in Starkville. Cunningham joined Neel-Schaffer in 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for a wide variety of projects and disciplines. He is a Vice President with the firm ...

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VT Halter Marine awarded fourth U.S. Navy berthing barge

VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, a company of ST Engineering North America, was awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fourth Auxiliary Personnel Lighter–Small (APL(S)) 67 Class berthing and messing barge. The contract award is $39,906,609 for a firm, fixed-price option for the detail design and construction of the vessel. VT Halter Marine is currently constructing the first three ...

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Hinds parkway segment in Byram cited in national engineering competition

The Jackson -based joint venture of Waggoner Engineering and IMS has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for Segment 2 of the Hinds Parkway in Byram. The fully functional, 3.53-mile standalone roadway from Davis Road to Parks Road will eventually become part of the ...

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Crye-Leike names Sissye Gory sales manager of Flowood Office

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services has announced that Sissye Gory has been named sales manager of Crye-Leike’s Flowood branch office. Gory will be responsible for the recruitment, training and management of the office’s sales associates. Gory has more than 25 years of managerial experience, previously overseeing a multi-million dollar business with over 100 employees. While serving as general manager for that ...

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Engineer has enjoyed varied test career at Stennis Space Center

Skip Roberts has worked as an engineer at Stennis Space Center for 20 years, which means he has been involved with numerous propulsion test projects. That makes it understandably hard for him to point to a particular project or achievement as his proudest. “Each program comes with its own unique challenges to overcome,” said Roberts, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, ...

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Immigrant-turned-citizen has found her place at Stennis Space Center

Linh Lam understands firsthand how it feels to be in a minority and need to work to find a place to belong. Her life has been an ongoing story of facing – and overcoming – obstacles to find a place with NASA at Stennis Space Center. Lam considers Chauvin, Louisiana, her hometown. However, she only reached the Bayou State after ...

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Finkelberg named to Forbes’ list of best-in-state wealth advisors

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP®, Senior Vice Presidents-Investments and Managing Director-Investments, of Finkelberg Investments of Raymond James has been selected to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for the third consecutive year. The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was recently released online. Forbes has honored Finkelberg every year since the original ranking in 2018. The ...

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Ole Miss’s MBA program ranks among top 50 in nation

The University of Mississippi‘s Master of Business Administration program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released March 17, place Ole Miss in a three-way tie for No. 31 among public universities and No. 92 overall. UM is tied with Oklahoma State and Texas Tech for the No. 31 ...

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