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Gordon Fellows assumes role of MBA president and CEO

Gordon Fellows has been appointed by the Mississippi Bankers Association (MBA) Board of Directors to become the president and CEO of the MBA January 1, 2020. Fellows has been with the MBA since 2012, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Government Relations. Since 2012, Fellows has lead association lobbying efforts with elected and appointed state and federal ...

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Adams and Reese announces nine partners for 2020

Adams and Reese congratulates its nine attorneys who have been elected to partnership in the firm, effective January 1, 2020. Michael A. Berson (Mobile, Ala.) is experienced in government relations as well as economic development and city, county and local government law. He has developed and implemented federal policy and legislative strategies for defense, energy, telecommunications, higher education and local ...

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NFIB introduces Dawn Starns as state director for Mississippi

NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, introduced Dawn Starns as its state director for Mississippi. She will replace Ron Aldridge, who is leaving after 25 years with the organization. “We appreciate everything that Ron has done to help create a strong environment for small businesses throughout the state, and we’re confident that Dawn will continue to promote and ...

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Coast Young Professionals presents new program series CYP Cultivate

Coast Young Professionals (CYP) presents their new program series event CYP Cultivate. CYP Cultivate is a newly revamped Educate and Engage program series. The Series Sponsor for 2020 is the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The series debut will kick off with Mitchell Distributing, 12100 Intraplex Pkwy. In Gulfport on January 14, 2020 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM, and provide young professionals ...

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Chamber board members beginning new term

Five Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members are rolling off, and five new board members are coming in for a term that expires in 2022. Outgoing board members are Hozay Hausley of Renasant Bank, Greg Miller of R.D. Miller and Company, Ken Smith of Atmos Energy, Brad Stevens of Community Bank and Allen Tyra of North Mississippi ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic adds 4 providers to gastroenterology team

Hattiesburg Clinic’s Gastroenterology team has added four new providers, making it the largest gastroenterology service in the Pine Belt. Porter H. Glover, MD; Telciane S. Vesa, MD; Andrew Q. Weeks, MD; and Brooke S. Fryfogle, CNP, joined the group, bringing it to 15 providers altogether. Three of the new providers – Vesa, Weeks and Fryfogle – will primarily care for ...

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Yates, Head join Methodist Rehab staff

Sara Yates of Florence has joined Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson as the director of human resources. She oversees all human resource functions, including talent acquisition, benefits administration, employee engagement and performance management. Prior to joining MRC, Yates served in human resource leadership roles at Peterbilt of Mississippi and Horne LLP. She attended Mississippi State University, graduating with a bachelor’s ...

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Kikuchi named assistant vice president, receives certificate of commendation

Renasant has announced the promotion of Mieko Kikuchi to Assistant Vice President – Japanese Liaison, and the recognition of being awarded the Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Commendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Kikuchi was recently presented an honorary certificate by the Board of Directors of Renasant Corporation and Renasant Bank to recognize this well-deserved honor. “It is ...

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49 new Justice Court judges to take office in January

Forty-nine new Justice Court judges completed two weeks of intensive judicial training in Jackson. The judges will take office in January. The state has a total of 198 Justice Court judges. New judges who completed the course are: Whitney Adams and Bo Agnew, Rankin County; Lisa Bell, Sunflower County; Shirley Blakley, Noxubee County; Jeremy Blaylock, Alcorn County; Teresa Bozeman, Copiah ...

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Boyd joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine

Dylan W. Boyd, AGACNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine to work alongside physicians in providing comprehensive COPD management to patients. Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a ...

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