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Phelps Elects 2019 Partnership Class

Phelps Dunbar has announced that Andrew Garner and Jason Marsh have been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2019. “These new partners are poised to move to the next level of client service and we congratulate them on this career milestone,” said Firm Managing Partner, Michael D. Hunt. The 2019 partners include: > Andrew V. Garner – Tupelo: Business, Taxation ...

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Tindell appointed to Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

Claire Tindell was appointed by the City of Gulfport to serve on Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees effective Jan. 1, replacing former board member Ric Williams. Tindell is a resident of Gulfport and is employed with Tindell Investments and Properties, LLC. She is a member of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and a member of Gulf Gardeners. Other members of ...

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North elected to ACHE Council of Regents

Andy North, FACHE, director of marketing and communications for St. Dominic’s, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members of approving governance and membership regulations and promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas. ...

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Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 class of Leadership Lafayette

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2019 class of the Leadership Lafayette program with its opening session at Coleman Funeral Home. The program began in 1988 and celebrates 31 years of Leadership Lafayette with this year’s class. The Chamber is excited to announce a new partnership with Your Extra Closet as the program’s presenting sponsor for the ...

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Nikita S. McMillian joins Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office

Butler Snow has announced that Nikita S. McMillian has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. McMillian will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group. McMillian previously focused her practice on labor and employment law defending private and public employers against discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims. She also represented governmental entities and public ...

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Neel-Schaffer announces promotions

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Sonny Smoak, PE, has been promoted to a senior vice president role, and Steve Cockerham, PE, Richard Sullivan, PE, and Stan Wright, PE, are now vice presidents with the firm. Smoak first joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999 and now manages the firm’s office in Houston, Texas. He has nearly 20 years of experience, including 17 with ...

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PriorityOne Bank announces promotion of Barry Winford

Robert J. Barnes, President and CEO, PriorityOne Bank, announces the promotion of Barry Scott Winford. Winford will be serving as chief credit officer for PriorityOne. Barnes stated, “We are so pleased to have Barry join our team at PriorityOne Bank, his previous banking experience and his commitment to the Rankin County community make him a valuable asset to our institution.” ...

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Subbarao formally installed as dean of WCU medical school

Dr. Italo Subbarao was installed as the fourth dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine during a formal ceremony Jan. 11 in Hattiesburg. At 44, he is the youngest dean of an osteopathic medical school in the United States. “I’ve never thought about age, but what I hope to bring to our students is a creative approach, ...

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Biloxi Chamber announces the Junior Leadership Biloxi class of 2019

Junior Leadership Biloxi is a program designed to produce students of outstanding character that are more sensitive to the needs of the community and are better able to contribute to society. Biloxi Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Biloxi program is pleased to announce the 2019 class of outstanding students: Laney Barton, London O’Keefe, Ann Lauren Schmidt, McKenzie Maxwell, Kaylee Roch, ...

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