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Leadership Mississippi celebrates 54 graduates in class of 2018

Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program announced the 54 graduates of the Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 participants completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi, including Jackson, Oxford, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Tunica, and Columbus. Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception ...

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MBGH appoints Harber chairman of Health & Wellness Committee

Murray L. Harber is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, a coalition of more than 70 Mississippi employers that seek continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of health and health care through shared solutions. Murray also consults with companies that provide innovative solutions to employers which provide value. He is a national speaker for ...

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Dobbs named new state health officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced that Interim State Health Officer and former State Epidemiologist Thomas E. Dobbs, MD, MPH, has been appointed Mississippi’s new State Health Officer. Former State Health Officer Mary Currier, MD, MPH, retired October 31, 2018, after almost nine years as State Health Officer. Dobbs’ appointment came during a regularly scheduled State Board of Health ...

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PGA Tour honors Sanderson Farms Championship for “Best Charity Integration”

The Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson was honored by the PGA Tour for “Best Charity Integration” during the 2018 tournament at The Country Club of Jackson. The “Best Charity Integration” Award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. The Sanderson Farms Championship is united around its charitable impact to Friends of ...

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Butler Snow shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year

Butler Snow announced that the firm has been shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year – USA in Citywealth Magazine’s 2019 Magic Circle Awards. The Magic Circle Awards – the premier awards for the private client financial sector – are held annually to select the best advisors, managers and firms in the global private client financial industry. Following an in-depth ...

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Lunn named president & COO of Beau Rivage

MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of Travis Lunn as president and chief operating officer of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., where he will oversee daily operations while providing strategic direction and leadership. A 20-year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, Lunn most recently served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Operations for ...

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Conerly joins First Bank

First Bank hired Charlie Conerly as Vice President Loan Review. Conerly joins First Bank with 25 years of previous banking experience. Conerly earned his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Mississippi. Having grown up in Jackson, he attended Jackson Academy. Conerly and his wife, Lynn McCord Conerly, live in Terry and attend Crystal Springs United Methodist Church. ...

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Virden joins Copeland Cook as new associate

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A., announced that attorney Weathers Virden has joined the law firm’s Ridgeland office. After graduating cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2016, the Mississippi Delta native returned to Greenville where he gained experience in insurance defense, transportation, and other legal areas while practicing law at one of the state’s oldest ...

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Lumumba appoints new leadership to City Attorney’s Office

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba appointed Tim Howard as the new City Attorney of Jackson. Howard has been a judicial law Clerk to Mississippi Supreme Court Justice William L. Waller Jr. and United States District Court Judge Henry P. Wingate, Assistant District Attorney for Mississippi’s 14th Circuit Court District, and State Special Assistant Attorney General presiding over the Medical Fraud ...

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