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Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

NEW YORK — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm’s New York office.   Newmark is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and will focus her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies in products liability suits. Newmark completed her undergraduate education in international relations – political economy and development at Brown University and her ...

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Shane Sekul puts passion into boat building, restoration

OCEAN SPRINGS — Shane Sekul’s passions for working with clay and wood have led him to making pottery and furniture and boat building and restoration. As a kid growing up in Biloxi, he said, “I didn’t play with GI Joes or toys, I always made things. Wood has always been a passion of mine.” At 18 he started building boats, ...

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PROFILE: David Hardy's determination pays off with success

David Hardy, the new president of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture, says his determination helped him get through the architecture program at Mississippi State University. He chose architecture because he loved to draw and had always had an interest in construction. “My father was a small general contractor so it grew out of a combined interest in those two ...

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New Coast CVB leader, Beth Carriere, touts tri-county marketing initiative

As a 20-year veteran of the tourism industry, Beth Carriere is pleased that the business sector now sees tourism as an important part of the state’s economic mix. The new executive director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau is also excited about the move toward a united three-county Coast tourism initiative. “I’m thrilled to see support and ...

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Tagert brings strong background in public policy and waterways to Transportation Commission

The newest and youngest member of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert of Starkville has been on a unique learning curve since he joined commission after winning a special election in early February. “There are a lot of projects on the table, and I inherited a budget in mid process,” said Tagert. “I am simply trying to ...

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