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Jennifer Wallace elected to Mississippi Bankers Association board of directors

Jennifer Sones Wallace of Pike National Bank, of McComb, has been elected to a 3-year term on the Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors. Wallace will represent her region of the state on the Board, which governs the 132-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi, and the association’s members hold over 95 percent of ...

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Phil Williams elected to Mississippi Bankers Association board of directors

Philip C. Williams, Bank of Yazoo, Yazoo City, has been elected to a 3-year term on the Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors. Williams will represent his region of the state on the Board, which governs the 132-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi, and the association’s members hold over 95 percent of bank ...

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Mike Staten elected to Mississippi Bankers Association board of directors

Mike Staten of BNA Bank, New Albany, has been elected to a 3-year term on the Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors. Staten will represent his region of the state on the Board, which governs the 132-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi, and the association’s members hold over 95 percent of bank deposits ...

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C. Mitchell Waycaster elected treasurer of Mississippi Bankers Association

C. Mitchell Waycaster, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Renasant Bank, headquartered in Tupelo, has been elected Treasurer of the Mississippi Bankers Association (MBA) for 2020-2021. As MBA Treasurer, Waycaster serves on the association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The MBA is a statewide trade association whose membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi. MBA members hold ...

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Hoppy Cole elected vice chair of Mississippi Bankers Association

M. Ray (Hoppy) Cole, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and President of The First, A National Banking Association, headquartered in Hattiesburg, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association (MBA) for 2020-2021. As MBA Vice Chairman, Cole will serve on the MBA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and he also will serve as president of the MBA Education Foundation. ...

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Dr. Donzell Lee retires from Alcorn after 45 years of service

One of Alcorn State University’s longest-tenured employees says goodbye to the University after four decades of service. Dr. Donzell Lee, former interim president during the 2018-2019 academic year, is retiring from Alcorn after 45 years. During his tenure, Lee served in numerous positions that include instructor of music and chairman of the Department of Fine Arts, director of the Honors ...

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Bailey Education Group welcomes Jennifer Boykin

Jennifer Boykin, Ed.D., has joined Bailey Education Group and will serve as a project manager.  Boykin brings 16 years of experience in the field of special education in the public sector. “We are proud to have Jennifer on our team,” announced Pat Ross, Vice President of Operations. “There is a great demand for her services, and she will enable the ...

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Reddy elected president of Mississippi Academy of Sciences

A Mississippi State faculty member has been elected to lead the Mississippi Academy of Sciences by members-at-large. K. Raja Reddy, research professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and scientist in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, begins his term as MAS president July 1. As president, Reddy plans ...

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Leadership Gulf Coast announces 2020-2021 board of directors

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced the 2020-2021 Board of Trustees for its Leadership Gulf Coast (LGC) program. Kris Norton, of IP Casino Resort & Spa, will lead the Board of Trustees as its chair, with Andrew Ratcliffe of 1108th TASMG, serving as chair-elect. Also serving on the board are: Mark Alexander, Balch and Bingham, PLLC ...

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SBJ names Jennifer Lee business office manager

Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. of Hattiesburg has announced Jennifer Lee as its surgery center business office manager. Lee, who has worked in healthcare 18 years, will oversee staff and functions in the surgery center’s business office and medical records department. Lee received her bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is ...

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