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Steve DeRusso

The market manager  for the Madison branch of Ouachita Independent Bank, Steve DeRusso is a former section commander for the 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base. With Quachita, the former Iowa resident’s role is to generate new business opportunities and represent the bank in the Mississippi market. A graduate of Iowa State University, DeRusso earned his master’s degree ...

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Jason Cook

Nobody could ever accuse Jason Cook of being lazy. After all, the Jackson native serves as treasurer for Cook Medical Supply and A-plus Mini Storage in Morton and co-owns Southern Accents, a Ridgeland gift boutique. One of only 42 certified assistive technology professionals in Mississippi, Cook provides patients with custom rehab equipment to help with a multitude of diagnosis. A ...

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Chara J. Clancy

As a financial analyst with Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Chara Clancy evaluates and reviews the cost and profit elements of proposals in the billions of dollars. Currently, she is working towards her certified public accountant license and plans to start sitting for the four part exam after completing her master of accountancy program. A Pascagoula native, ...

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David B. Burt

Though David Burt has risen to become vice president of Newton County Bank, the Meridian native still works hard to give back to his community. Two of his Mississippi Young Bankers programs, “A Banker in Every Classroom” and “Teach Children to Save,” provide financial literacy information to children and adults alike to help them achieve their financial goals. As vice ...

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Katrina S. Brown

Colleagues describe Katrina Brown as a team player who eagerly takes on the responsibility of improving her community. The Jackson native is an attorney for Flowood law firm Currie Johnson Griffin and Myers, and concentrates her practice on medical malpractice, premises liability and general liability. Brown is active in numerous professional organizations, including the Metro Black Women Lawyers Association, Magnolia ...

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Kylie B. Boring

Asked to describe herself in one word, Kylie Boring selected “passionate.” Born in the Philippines, Boring displays passion no matter the situation, including her job as director of marketing for the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is responsible for promoting and building greater brand awareness by implementing marketing campaigns that inspire visitors to explore Tupelo. Boring, who earned her ...

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Elizabeth Mills Boone

Before becoming an attorney, Elizabeth Boone had a plethora of work experience, having served as a lead lab chemist, saleswoman and financial management associate before entering the University of Mississippi Law School. Upon graduation, Boone began working at Jackson law firm Watson and Jones, where she became a partner in early 2013. Her areas of practice include general business law, ...

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Michael Bentley

An associate with the Jackson law office of Bradley Arant Boult and Cummings, Michael Bentley focuses his law practice on appellate and commercial litigation. Bentley graduated summa cum laude from the Mississippi College School of Law and was named the 2011 “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the MC School of Law Alumni Association. He helped establish and now serves ...

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Jason Wilton Bailey

Jason Bailey doesn’t know the word “quit.” While working for a Vicksburg CPA firm, the Winona native made the decision to apply for law school but soon suffered the tragic loss of his dad. Bailey operated his late father’s coffee company during the same time he was studying for his law degree at Ole Miss. Today, Bailey is an associate ...

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Joseph B. Babb

Joe Babb is a shareholder with Tupelo accounting firm Eaton, Babb & Smith. He specializes in business and individual income tax, business valuations, litigation support, commercial audits and audits of nonprofit organizations. A self-professed “armchair historian,” Babb firmly believes Abraham Lincoln was America’s greatest president. The Dyersburg, Tenn., native also believes in the value of Mississippi’s small businesses and their ...

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