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Jackson Association of Health Underwriters announces president

The Jackson Association of Health Underwriters has installed Elizabeth Craig as President for the 2019-20 Association Year. JAHU was formed in the early 1980’s and represents hundreds of Agents and Agencies all across the Jackson Metro area and beyond. Elizabeth has been an active member of JAHU and served as the Vice President for the 2018-2019 Association Year before taking ...

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Tiffany Graves named by ABA Journal as 2019 Legal Rebel

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Tiffany M. Graves, Bradley’s pro bono counsel, has been named a 2019 Legal Rebel by the ABA Journal, the flagship publication of the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA Journal Legal Rebels project profiles innovators who are finding new ways to practice law, represent their clients, adjudicate cases, and train the next ...

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Keesler Federal promotes Carol Lucas

Keesler Federal Credit Union has promoted Carol Lucas to Community Development Manager. In her role as Community Development Manager, Lucas will be responsible for community development efforts across all Keesler Federal markets. Lucas has been employed at Keesler Federal for the past four years and previously served as Community Development Officer overseeing a five-county area. She has extensive experience in ...

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New staff announced New at MDAC

Commissioner Andy Gipson announced two new staff members of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC). Hayes Patrick was named director of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. In this position, Patrick will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as establishing the direction of the museum. Patrick earned his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Mississippi ...

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JMAA names Lsherie Dean as public information officer

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has named LSherie Dean as the Public Information Officer (PIO). Dean is an alumna of Jackson State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Dean has over twelve years of public relations, marketing and social media experience. For the last four years, Dean has been an intricate part of public relations, marketing ...

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Barkett receives national award for education leadership

Veteran educator Mike Barkett, president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, is the recipient of the National Association of Women in Construction’s Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. Barkett was honored by NAWIC for his visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to construction education during a ceremony in Atlanta on Aug. 23. A resident of Rankin County, Barkett joined MCEF ...

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Heidelberg named Lawyer of the Year

Pascagoula attorney Jimmy Heidelberg has been named the Lawyer of the Year for his work in Medical Malpractice Work – Defendants by Best Lawyers 2020 Edition. This distinction is only given to one attorney in a specific practice area in the region. Additionally, Heidelberg has was recognized for his success in appellate practice, environmental law, legal malpractice law – defendants, ...

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Donna Gray earns CVP Designation

Donna Gray, Vicksburg Convention Center Business Manager, earned her Certified Venue Professional designation. Venue professionals who earn the CVP designation are recognized, by those inside and outside the industry, as skilled in their profession.

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Joe Cook joins 16 WAPT as sports director

WAPT announced the hiring of Joe Cook as sports director. Cook will anchor the weekday evening sports segments of the 16 WAPT News and joins the long-running Blitz 16 high school football program on Friday nights. Cook has an array of experience, including coverage of the Iditarod sled dog race and Midnight Sun Basketball game while working in Anchorage, coverage ...

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Claiborne joins Haddox Reid

Madelynn Cliburn joined the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as an accountant in the Client Accounting Services Department. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in May 2019, and a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2018. While attending USM, ...

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