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Thomas practicing at Balch & Bingham

Balch & Bingham announced that Genie Stark Thomas has joined as counsel in the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, resident in the Jackson office. Prior to joining Balch & Bingham, Thomas practiced as associate general counsel at Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. in Jackson. She brings significant operational experience at one of Jackson’s leading healthcare systems to the firm’s 35-member ...

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Thomas practicing at Balch & Bingham

Balch & Bingham announced that Genie Stark Thomas has joined as counsel in the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, resident in the Jackson office. Prior to joining Balch & Bingham, Thomas practiced as associate general counsel at Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. in Jackson. She brings significant operational experience at one of Jackson’s leading healthcare systems to the firm’s 35-member ...

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Afridi seeing patients at clinic

Shabina Afridi, M.D., recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic as a hospitalist. Afridi holds a medical degree from Central America Health Sciences University in Belize, and conducted her postgraduate training at Kings Brook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She holds certifications from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Basic Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Afridi is a member ...

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Medley & Brown brings in Muenzenmay

Doug Muenzenmay recently joined Medley & Brown, LLC, as a client advisor and partner. He has 19 years’ experience in managing mutual funds and in portfolio management for individuals, institutions and endowments. Muenzenmay received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa and his masters of business administration form Mississippi College, where he currently serves as an adjunct ...

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Harges named to lead school district

Fletcher B. Harges has been named superintendent of the Forest Municipal School District. Harges had been principal of Hawkins Middle School in Forest. Harges will succeed Raymond Clark who hired him last year to take the reins at Hawkins Middle School. Harges has signed a two-year contract effective July 1. Harges said he is working on finding a new principal ...

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Medley & Brown brings in Muenzenmay

Doug Muenzenmay recently joined Medley & Brown, LLC, as a client advisor and partner. He has 19 years’ experience in managing mutual funds and in portfolio management for individuals, institutions and endowments. Muenzenmay received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa and his masters of business administration form Mississippi College, where he currently serves as an adjunct ...

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West added at Blue Mountain

Combining her dual call to public relations and the ministry, Jill Waycaster West is the new development officer at Blue Mountain College. West, a cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi, will be responsible for raising funds and working with alumni and friends of Blue Mountain College throughout the community and region. Prior to joining the BMC staff, West ...

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Renasant elects new officers

Following a recent meeting of the board of directors of Renasant Bank, E. Robinson McGraw, chairman and CEO, announced that Lisa Spruill and Jimmy Killough were elected assistant operations officers for deposit operations in Tupelo; and, Crystal Tucker was elected trust officer for the Trust Department in Tupelo. Lisa Spruill has been with Renasant since 1987 and is currently serving ...

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Hansen appointed CEO of MAR

The Mississippi Association of Realtors recently announced the appointment of Beth H. Hansen as CEO of MAR, the state’s business advocate for real estate professionals. Hansen holds over a decade of non-profit association experience, including management of various Realtor specialty groups and professional standards administration. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi ...

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Cole promoted at BancorpSouth

Mit Cole has been promoted to assistant vice president at BancorpSouth’s Ellisville location. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and is scheduled to graduate from the Mississippi School of Banking at the University of Mississippi in 2010. Cole is also a member of United Way Speakers Bureau and is a Kiwanis Club ...

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