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Holm performing surgery at Hattiesburg Clinic

Neal T. Holm, M.D., has joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Department of Surgery. Holm studied biochemistry at Louisiana State University and holds a medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, La. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Holm is a member of the American Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical ...

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Pinnacle Trust promotes one, adds two

Pinnacle Trust recently announced one promotion as well as two new additions to the staff. Carol Brock has been promoted to trust operations officer. She received her bachelor of accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1985, and has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Brock originally joined Pinnacle Trust in 2008. Ashley DeVeaux Davis has joined ...

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HORNE reports staff news

HORNE LLP recently promoted two team members within the firm’s specialty accounting division in its Ridgeland office. Charles Curry, CPA, and Chris Madison, CPA, CFE, were promoted to manager. Curry specializes in assurance services at HORNE. In the community, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi and Alabama Societies of Certified Public ...

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Harris now chief internal auditor

Hugh B. “Tre” Harris III, a 24-year veteran of the Gulf South financial services industry, recently joined Hancock Holding Company as chief internal auditor. Harris, a Hancock vice president, previously directed all of the financial audit activities for the United States and Puerto Rico entities of the nation’s 15th largest commercial bank. Harris, a native of Birmingham, Ala., earned a ...

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Li selected for Region IV board

Dr. Mina Li, coordinator for health services and research at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to serve on the Health Equity Board of Region IV of the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As a board member, Li’s work and expertise, especially in ...

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Hunt earns CFE designation from IAAM

BancorpSouth Arena director Todd Hunt has earned the Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation from the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM). The designation was conferred upon 12 individuals during the 2010 VenueConnect in Houston. Prior to certification, Hunt was rated on his experience and accomplishments in public assembly venue management and successfully completed a comprehensive written examination, which tests general ...

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Mitchell returning to Ole Miss

Charlie Mitchell, longtime executive editor of The Vicksburg Post and a past president of the Mississippi Press Association, has been named assistant dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss. Mitchell will begin his new duties on campus Aug. 19, according to an announcement made by Dean Will Norton. He has nearly 35 years of ...

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Asper, Drummond named CMR officers

The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has selected Dr. Vernon Asper of Hancock County as chairman, and Shelby Drummond of Jackson County as vice chairman. Asper serves on the CMR as non-profit environmental organization representative, and Drummond represents recreational sports fishermen. Asper is a professor in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds ...

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Moody named new head of Bike Walk Mississippi

Bike Walk Mississippi has installed its new executive director, Melody Moody. Moody has recently served as co-founder and president of the board for the Jackson Bike Advocates and comes to Bike Walk with a M.A. in advocacy and international development as well as over 10 years of experience in community development in Jackson. Former BWM executive director Karen Mogridge has ...

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Parker added as P.R. vice president

Janet Parker recently joined Maris, West & Baker Advertising (MWB) as the vice president of public relations. Parker co-founded CIM Consulting Group in 2006 and has traveled internationally as a corporate communications consultant, specializing in media/spokesperson, public speaking, and executive leadership coaching. She has also facilitated peer discussions and strategic planning sessions for brand teams, physician groups, and alliances in ...

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