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Kris White

  Kris White began his legal career in a somewhat typical and conventional fashion. In 2001, he joined Mitchell, McNutt & Sams, one of Mississippi’s oldest and most established law firms. “There, I spent most of my time defending employment, insurance and civil rights cases, experiences which have been greatly beneficial to me throughout my career,” White said. “Additionally, while ...

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Jason Dean

A  Jackson native, Jason Dean graduated from Wingfield High School in 1992. While at Wingfield, he played football and was a member of several student organizations. He carried that commitment to service with him to college. He was a member of many student organizations at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in international studies ...

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Neely C. Carlton

  Neely Caillouet Carlton, who has served in all three branches of state government, and on the day her daughter was born cast a decisive vote in favor of the Administrative Procedures Act before heading to the hospital, jokes that her career path has not been a long and winding road. She describes it “more like a drive alongside a ...

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Tony Meyers

  Tony Meyers knew in college that a career in business was going to be the best path for him but he did not foresee exactly where that path would lead him. A natural disaster forced him out of the property and casualty insurance business and into a new career with national-known Office Depot where he is now territory development ...

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Heather Brown

While earning a communications degree from Mississippi State University, Heather Allen Brown showed her willingness to roll up her sleeves and do what was needed to get the job done. The youngest of five children born 20 years apart to Curtis, an engineer, and Eva Ann, his homemaker wife, Brown juggled schoolwork with clerical duties for Howard Industries in Laurel ...

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Sarah Newton

  For someone who’s been an architect less than eight years, Sarah Newton has made a big impact on her community. A senior associate with Albert & Associates Architects in Hattiesburg, she is a leader in historic preservation and renovations. Much of her work centers on downtown Hattiesburg projects, including Eureka High School Museum, African-American Military History Museum (old USO ...

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Brian David Robinson

  Brian Robinson started from the ground up working for the family firm, Robinson Electric Inc. in Cleveland. He started out as a laborer in 1997 working with crews doing simple electrical wiring. Since being named president of the company in 2003 at the age of only 23, he has overseen the company growing from 25 to 65 employees. In ...

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Lance Davis

  Born and raised in central New York, Lance Davis moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the age of 12. He went to high school there, where his passion was baseball. An all-state shortstop, Davis had the opportunity to play junior college baseball but decided against it and instead went to the University of Alabama, where he earned his bachelor of ...

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Riley Nelson

  When Riley Nelson took an accounting class in high school, he really enjoyed it and knew he wanted to make that field his life’s work. Now as a certified public accountant and partner with May & Company in Vicksburg, he can’t imagine doing anything else. He began his career with the firm in 2002 as a staff accountant and ...

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Caroline Kelly

  As vice president of institutional advancement at Jones County Junior College and executive director of the JCJC Foundation, Caroline Kelly said that the door of opportunity has opened for her many times. “The skills I have learned and developed throughout my life have proven a boon in my profession. From the value of learning teamwork through athletics to gaining ...

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