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MSCPA announces new officers for 2019-2020

Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants announces its new officers for 2019-2020. They were elected June 22, 2019 during the MSCPA Annual Business Meeting. The officers are: Donna Bruce, Chairman BKD, LLP, Jackson Annette Pridgen, Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect Jackson State University (Ret.), Jackson Tom Walker, Secretary Jones Walker LLP, Jackson Kimberly Williams, Treasurer Medical Management Services, Ridgeland Beth Burgess, At-Large Board ...

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MMA names John McKay President and CEO

The Executive Committee of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has announced that John H. McKay is the new President and CEO of the MMA. John will act as the interim President and CEO until October, at which time he will be confirmed as the full-time President and CEO by the MMA Board of Directors. “We are excited about John assuming ...

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Chamber awarded Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award

The military and school partnership of Columbus & Lowndes County is the Second Place winner of the 2019 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence earning an Exemplary Partnership designation in the category of Total Community Partnership. The award was presented on July 23, 2019 at the Military Child Education Coalition’s Annual National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. Among the 5 total ...

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Bennett joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pain Management Health Center

Melinda “Mindi” Bennett, CNP joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pain Management Health Center. Bennett, who has been a nurse practitioner at Hattiesburg Clinic for nearly eight years, will provide care to patients with chronic pain at Pain Management. Bennett has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She ...

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Hatter promoted at Citizens National Bank in Flowood

Katie Hatter, Mortgage Group Lending Assistant at Citizens National Bank, has been promoted to the position of a Mortgage Originator at the Bank’s Castlewoods Banking Centre. With 19 years of mortgage lending experience in the Jackson area, Hatter joined the Bank in July 2018. Greg Shows, Mortgage Originator at Citizens National Bank’s Madison Banking Centre, originally hired Hatter and commented ...

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Kay Dowdy joins Citizens National Bank

Kay Dowdy has joined Citizens National Bank’s South Region as a Mortgage Lender and her office is located at the Bank’s West Hattiesburg Banking Centre. With over 14 years of experience in the banking and real estate industry, Dowdy brings a unique skillset to the Bank. From 2004 until 2011, she was the exclusive realtor and home consultant for AAA ...

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C Spire Business named one of world’s top managed service providers in 2019

C Spire Business has been selected for the sixth consecutive year as one of the world’s premier managed service providers by Channel Futures, one of the leading media brands devoted to the diverse spectrum of channel companies that are part of the growing digital services revolution. C Spire Business placed 13th on the list of 501 companies worldwide released in ...

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Keesler Federal opens new Madison branch

Keesler Federal Credit Union has opened its first branch in the city of Madison, located at 1944 Main Street. The Madison branch is Keesler Federal’s first stand-alone branch in the Jackson area market. The 4,305 square foot building will offer a full suite of loan and deposit products, mortgage and business services as well as a drive-up ATM, three-lane drive-up ...

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Johnna Carter named employee of the quarter

Johnna Carter was named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter 2019 Employee of the Quarter. She is a lifelong resident of Hattiesburg and graduated from Oak Grove High School. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University. She earned Licensed Professional Counselor ...

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Prewett graduates from Alabama Banking School

Jay Prewett, Director of Technology Services with Renasant Bank, was among 59 students who graduated from the Alabama Banking School. The graduation ceremony was held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. This was the school’s 44th session since it began in 1976. Lee Lawson of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance gave this year’s commencement speech, and Alabama ...

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