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Barrett, Purvis 'Making It Count'

In conjunction with the National Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) theme for 2009, Making It Count, the Mississippi Chapter of HFMA, hosted the 1st Annual Making It Count Awards. This event recognized outstanding financial executives from throughout Mississippi for their exemplification of “Making It Count in 2009.” Jennifer Barrett, managed care coordinator at Woman’s Hospital, and Catherine Purvis, managed care ...

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Association names Seaman president-elect

Anthony Seaman, director of brand creative services at the University of Mississippi, has been named the 2010 president-elect for the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, a professional organization for in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution operations. Seaman begins his three-year term on the IPMA board at the group’s annual conference held June 5-9 in Albuquerque, N.M. He is to become ...

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Barrett, Purvis ‘Making It Count’

In conjunction with the National Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) theme for 2009, Making It Count, the Mississippi Chapter of HFMA, hosted the 1st Annual Making It Count Awards. This event recognized outstanding financial executives from throughout Mississippi for their exemplification of “Making It Count in 2009.” Jennifer Barrett, managed care coordinator at Woman’s Hospital, and Catherine Purvis, managed care ...

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Shelby earns top scholarship

Anna Marsh Shelby is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Charles M. Scott scholarship awarded by Mississippi College and the Mississippi Counseling Association. It is the highest honor offered annually by the graduate programs of the Department of Psychology and Counseling. Shelby received a B.A. in elementary education with a minor in English studies from Millsaps College in 2006, and obtained ...

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Wesley gets new executives

Jim Young has been named CFO for Wesley Medical Center. Since 2008, Young was responsible for all accounting and financial functions along with oversight of health information management, case management, hospital compliance, purchasing, information systems and the business office at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Young earned his bachelor of business administration in accounting from Delta State University ...

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Wade elected to ABOTA

John E. Wade with the law firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, was recently elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), The general purpose of the association is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and ...

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Morris makes elite Chairman’s Club

Stephen Collins, a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) general agent in Jackson, announced that William H. Morris Jr., CEO and president of the William Morris Group, P.A., has qualified for the elite Chairman’s Club. Only 10 agents qualify for this honor each year among MassMutual’s nationwide field force of approximately 5,000 financial professionals. Morris was chosen on the basis ...

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Morris makes elite Chairman's Club

Stephen Collins, a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) general agent in Jackson, announced that William H. Morris Jr., CEO and president of the William Morris Group, P.A., has qualified for the elite Chairman’s Club. Only 10 agents qualify for this honor each year among MassMutual’s nationwide field force of approximately 5,000 financial professionals. Morris was chosen on the basis ...

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McNeely, Hawkins named MMA officers

Greg McNeely of McNeely Plastics Inc. in Clinton and Bryan Hawkins of Hawkeye Industries Inc. in Tupelo have been named vice chairman and secretary-treasurer, respectively, of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA). At its most recent meeting, the MMA board of directors voted to fill a vacancy on its executive committee, which was created when Joe Mercado of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Darral Nail

Age: 29 Hometown: Brandon Education: B.S.B.A. in marketing, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Business development manager, Gold Coast Commodities If you’ve dined at a Mississippi restaurant recently, you were likely treated to some of the handiwork of Darral Nail, though you probably didn’t notice it.  As business development manager for Gold Coast Commodities in Brandon, Nail is responsible for ...

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