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Mayo managing BD&PS office

Building Diagnostic and Property Science (BD&PS) is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Mayo. Birmingham, Ala.-based BD&PS  has selected Mayo to function as the manager of the newest location, which opened in March 2009 in the metro Jackson area. In addition, he also serves as the head of marketing and client development for this area. Mayo, a long time ...

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Mayo managing BD&PS office

Building Diagnostic and Property Science (BD&PS) is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Mayo. Birmingham, Ala.-based BD&PS  has selected Mayo to function as the manager of the newest location, which opened in March 2009 in the metro Jackson area. In addition, he also serves as the head of marketing and client development for this area. Mayo, a long time ...

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Higginbotham, Malanchak promoted

Neel-Schaffer Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its staff members. R. Scott Higginbotham, RPG, has been promoted to senior project manager and Environmental Science Group leader for the Central Mississippi area. Prior to this position, Higginbotham served as one of four registered professional geologists in the Environmental Science Group of Neel-Schaffer. Higginbotham has over 20 years ...

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Adams appointed to NBIA board

DeAnna Adams, director of the Mississippi e-Business Innovation Center, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Business Incubation Association to serve out the unexpired term of a board member who retired. Adams’ term begins this month and continues until Oct. 2010. Adams became director of the Mississippi e-Business Innovation Center in Dec. 2003, after being hired ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Sarah Liles

Age: 25 Hometown: Jackson, Tenn Education: J.D. (Mississippi College School of Law), B.A. in political science (Mississippi State University) Current Position: Staff Attorney at YoungWilliams Child Support Services Jackson, Tenn., native Sarah Katherine Liles moved to Jackson, Miss., in 2006 to attend law school at Mississippi College after graduating summa cum laude from Mississippi State University. During her third year, ...

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Moon elected IEDC officer

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Mississippi Manufacturers Association president and CEO Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, as secretary/treasurer of its board of directors. Moon will serve a one-year term in his new role beginning in Jan. 2010. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He previously served as the ...

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Entergy officers announce retirement

Three Entergy Corporation officers have announced their retirement after distinguished careers spanning 30 to more than 40 years each. Scheduled to retire later this month are Mike Kansler, president, CEO and chief nuclear officer of Entergy Nuclear; John McGaha, senior vice president of Entergy Operations; and Bud Storey, vice president and deputy general counsel. Herron will assume Kansler’s duties at ...

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Three inducted in Hall of Fame

Delta State University’s Alumni Association has recognized this year’s Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees. Billy B. Nowell of Cleveland received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Delta State in 1972. He served from 2001-2009 as a city alderman and currently serves as mayor. Nowell is a lifetime member of the Delta State Alumni Association and is past president of ...

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Smith, Tharp honored by NAIW

Alicia Key Smith, customer service representative from the Morrell Agency Inc,  recently was named Rookie of the Year for the Mississippi Council of the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW.) The Rookie of the Year award recognizes excellence among those who have been a member of the Mississippi Council of NAIW for less than two years. Among the criteria considered ...

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Chamber seats new board members

The Southaven Chamber of Commerce has announced new board members for 2009-2010.  The new board members include: Angie Brazil, BancorpSouth; David Delgado, Delgado Law Firm; Kim Knop, Chartwell Properties; Peter Felsenthal, Whitmor, James McIngvale, Skinner & McIngvale, CPA; Stuart Taylor, DeSoto Civic Center; and, Blake Weaver, NICS (Network of International Christian Schools). Officers are: Ryan England, State Farm Insurance; Ford ...

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