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Graves named 2019 YG&E Leader of the Year

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Tiffany M. Graves, Bradley’s pro bono counsel, has been named the 2019 Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards (YG&E) Leader of the Year. Started in 2015, the YG&E honors young professionals from Mississippi who positively impact their communities, state and the world. Created in response to negative portrayal of African Americans in the ...

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Mississippi Road Builders elected members

The Mississippi Road Builders Association elected members to a 3 year term. Dwayne Boyd, APAC – Mississippi, (Jackson); Michael Burroughs, Burroughs Diesel, (Laurel); Tracy Clark, Riverside Traffic Systems, (New Albany); Richard McCool, J.L. McCool Contractors, (Pascagoula); Rick Webster, Key, LLC (Madison). Steven Warren, Warren Paving serves as President. Hunter Fordice, Fordice Construction Company serves as 1st Vice President. Clint Estess, ...

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Carrington selected for Leadership Council

Butler Snow has announced Kathleen Ingram Carrington has been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)’s fellows program. Carrington is the third Butler Snow attorney in as many years to be chosen as a fellow for the program. LCLD is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who ...

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Haney promoted to associate managing director

Renasant announced the promotion of Sarah Haney to associate managing director in its Private Client Group. Haney joined Renasant in 2017 as assistant relationship manager. “Sarah is an emerging leader at Renasant Bank. We are excited to see her moving forward as an Associate Managing Director for the Private Client group here in the Memphis market. Sarah has been such ...

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Memorial names 4th Quarter 2018 STAR recipients

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Fourth Quarter 2018 Star awards, which recognize customer service. The recipients are, from left, seated, George Shrout, Security; Dawn Harris, Emergency Services; Rita Darden, Supply Chain and Distribution. Standing: Trisha Watts, Cardiac Cath Lab; Courtney Turner, Cardiology; and Michael Mallette, Professional Development. (Courtesy of Memorial Hospital)

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Bertschler joins Merit Health in Byram

Merit Health Medical Group has added Erica Bertschler, CFNP, to its allied health staff in Byram. Erica holds her master of science degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Additionally, she holds her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Delta State University in Cleveland.

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Lynn Phillips-Gaines ranked among Forbes Best-in-State

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, a certified financial planner at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James, in Starkville was recently named to Forbes 2019 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List for the second consecutive year. The list spotlights top-performing advisors across the United States who were nominated by their firms and then researched, interviewed, and ranked in their respective states.

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The First promotes Eric Waldron

The First has announce the promotion of Eric Waldron to Mississippi region president for The First, A National Banking Association located in Hattiesburg. He is the former northern region president for The First. Eric lives in Hattiesburg with his wife Tracey. Eric and Tracey have three children and their first grandchild due in March. Eric was born in Dyersburg, TN, ...

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Entergy Mississippi announces new customer service leaders

Several experienced Entergy Mississippi employees will fill roles with the company: Jeanine Brooks, senior manager of distribution operations, southern region. A native of Brandon, Brooks began her career with Entergy Mississippi in 1989 and has served as construction manager since 2016. She has held roles in several departments, including the customer contact center and distribution operations, In her tenure with ...

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Southern AgCredit hires information technology specialist

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Wesley Head as information technology specialist in its administrative office in Ridgeland. Head graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining the co-op, he owned and operated his family technology company, Head Technology Group Inc. He and his wife live in Canton with their five children.

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