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Community Bank promotes Ashton Johnston

Ashton Johnston has been named Internal Audit Officer. A native of Pearl, Johnston recently served as Internal Auditor and has been in banking for four years. In his new role, Johnston will perform and review operational and office audits covering a wide variety of business processes for the bank. Johnston is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor ...

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Three Phelps attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” in Jackson

The Best Lawyers in America recognized three Phelps Dunbar attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Jackson chapter of its 2020 annual rankings. Firmwide, 14 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in cities throughout Phelps’ footprint. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and ...

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Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi State Hospital honored employees with August anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Service awards are given to MSH employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with one year and followed by every fifth anniversary year. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin. The program is sponsored by Friends of ...

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Community Bank’s North Region promotes Lindsey and Ward

Angie Lindsey has been named Loan Officer. Jennifer Ward has been named Senior Vice President. A native of Tupelo, Lindsey recently served as Loan Assistant and has been in banking for ten years. In her new role, Lindsey will continue to focus on assisting consumers with all of their banking needs. Lindsey is a graduate of University of Mississippi with ...

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Community Bank’s Coast Region promotes Kelley, Delcambre and Black

Leslie Kelley has been named Senior Vice President of Business Development. Amy Delcambre has been named Senior Vice President. Dylan Black has been named Assistant Vice President. A native of Ocean Springs, Kelley recently served as Vice President of Business Development and has been in banking for sixteen years. In her new role, Kelley will continue to provide leadership in ...

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Baker Donelson’s Jackson office lands 32 on Best Lawyers list

Baker Donelson announced that 284 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Thirty-seven of the Firm’s attorneys were also recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyers of the Year,” a designation given to a select group of individuals in high-profile specialties in large legal communities. Only one ...

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Brunini attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

Thirty-three attorneys with Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Brunini lawyers were recognized in the following Regions: Biloxi Region: Leonard A. Blackwell, Gaming Law, Land Use and Zoning Law. Columbus Region: J. Gordon Flowers, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class ...

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Butler Snow attorneys named in Best Lawyers 2020, “Lawyer of the Year”

Butler Snow announced that some of its Mississippi attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers 2020 and Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year.” Nationally, 173 of the firm’s attorneys are included in Best Lawyers® 2020, and 19 are Lawyers of the Year. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which lawyers confidently evaluate ...

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JMAA names Hilliard as Chief Administration Officer

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has named LaSeine T. Hilliard as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Hilliard is a graduate of Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and concentration in Marketing. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration (NASPAA Accredited) ...

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Atmos Energy Corporation promotes/hires four employees within Mississippi Division

James E. McKenzie has been named Vice President Technical Services. Roy Moss has been named Vice President of Operations, Southern Region. Mathew B. Davidson has been promoted to Vice President Rates & Regulatory Affairs. John Duease has been promoted to Vice President Marketing McKenzie began his career in March, 1992, as an Engineer. He became the Engineering Manager in 2002 ...

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