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Rick McLaughlin named 16WAPT news director

Rick McLaughlin has been named news director for 16 WAPT, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate in Jackson. The announcement was made today by 16 WAPT President and General Manager, Mike Neelly. McLaughlin, a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, brings a wealth of career experience to the news director position. He began his career as a morning news producer in ...

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Reunion adds Nguyen, Traylor to culinary team

Reunion Golf & Country Club Executive Chef William “Billy” Kistler (center) recently announced Sous Chef Tho H. Nguyen (left) will lead the club’s fine-dining restaurant, Kristie’s, and Sous Chef Rick Traylor will lead casual dining restaurant and pizza bar EJ’s. Nguyen is a graduate of California Culinary in San Francisco with a degree in Culinary Arts & Nutrition. He moved ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics adds Lobrano, Rubenstein

Memorial Physician Clinics recently added William Lobrano, MD, and Louis A. Rubenstein, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine at Memorial Physician Clinics Ocean Springs Primary Care. Lobrano received his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and residency in family medicine from Lafayette Charity Hospital. Rubenstein received his medical degree ...

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Hughes joins Right Track Medical

Carol Ann Hughes has joined Right Track Medical Group as director of outreach. Her role will focus on helping patients and referral partners access care at Right Track Medical Group’s outpatient mental health clinics. Right Track Medical Group provides psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and individual and family therapy at locations in Oxford and Tupelo. Hughes’s role will include educating physicians, ...

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Northrop Grumman appoints Prakash as chief executive, Japan

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Om Prakash, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Japan, as the company strengthens its partnership with Japan. Prakash will report to Dave Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business officer. As chief executive, Northrop Grumman Japan, Prakash will be responsible for ensuring effective performance on current programs, as well as developing in-country growth opportunities. Prior to ...

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King joins Hattiesburg Clinic Vascular Specialists

Kimberly B. King, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Vascular Specialists. King provides preoperative and postoperative care for vascular surgery patients. She also provides follow-up and management for chronic vascular disease. King received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she also obtained her Master of Science in Nursing. She completed internships with ...

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Mississippi Concrete Association elects new president

The Mississippi Concrete Association elected Tripp Hammett of Hammett Gravel Company as the 2019 MCA President on January 31. He was installed as president of MCA during its Winter Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Tupelo. Tripp Hammett is the president and part owner of Hammett Gravel Company where he has worked for 15 years. He received his ...

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Sherry Overby to lead human resources at Belhaven

Sherry Overby ’04 was named the new Belhaven University Director of Human Resources and will bring over 15 years of insight and experience to the department. As an alumna and adjunct professor in the business program, she has a long history with the University. In 2004, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management at Belhaven. She continued her studies ...

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Rogers tapped for MANA presidency

Rob Rogers, chief certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at North Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected president of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He will serve a two-year term. A Tupelo native, Rogers earned an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville in 1995. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2000 from the ...

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Merit Health Medical Group welcomes Kim Gross

Merit Health Medical Group has added Kim Gross, FNP, PMHNP, to its allied health staff. Gross has over 20 years of nursing experience and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners. She holds her master of science degree in nursing in both family practice and mental health from The University of Alabama. Additionally, she holds her bachelor ...

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