15 de December de 2017

On the Move: New hires, promotions, recognition

Baker Donelson

Wendy Huff Ellard has been elected a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office. She is a member of the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group where she focuses her practice in the areas of disaster recovery and state public policy. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Ellard is president of the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. She has been listed as a “Rising Star” in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2015. In 2016, She was recognized for her professional leadership and service with the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter” award and with the “Outstanding Service Award” from the Capital Area Bar Association.

Adam H. Gates has been elected a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office. He is a member of the firm’s Labor Employment Group and represents a wide variety of clients, including manufacturers, health care facilities, food processing plants and trucking companies. A graduate of Mississippi College of Law, Gates is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Louisiana and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2014. In 2014, he attended the IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University, and in 2015, he was one of 20 lawyers selected to participate in the Mississippi Bar’s Leadership Forum.

Beau Ridge Memory Care

Beau Ridge Memory Care in Ridgeland has received the Dementia Care Specialists Distinguished Provider Award from  the Crisis Prevention Institute in recognition of excellence in resident care, specifically in cultivating an environment and team that allows residents to enjoy the greatest level of function, safety and quality of life possible. Beau Ridge is owned and operated by Schonberg Associates, a specialized senior living provider that also owns Bay Cove Assisted Living Memory Care in Biloxi and Alden Pointe Assisted Living Memory Care in Hattiesburg.

DeSoto County Detention Services

Chad Wicker, director, has earned National Jail Manager Certification. He completed a background application and passed a four-hour exam. Wicker was promoted to detention director in 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Mississippi. He is working towards his master’s in public administration from Arkansas State University.

Jackson State University

Pamela Heard, director of honors student services and activities for the W.E.B. Du Bois and Maria Luisa Alvarez Harvey Honors College, has been selected the Region 3 National Society of Collegiate Scholars Chapter Advisor of the Year. Her selection was based on accomplishments by the student leaders in her chapter, including participation in Read Across America at a local middle school, a canned food drive and a successful March to College Day. The chapter was awarded Certified Gold Star Status. Heard has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and a master’s in teaching in mathematics and doctorate in higher education, both from Jackson State University.

Mississippi Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Center

Ray Burr, an an athletic trainer with the center in Jackson, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Burr, a resident of Meadville, is being recognized for his contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. He is a licensed athletic trainer and an athletic trainer certified.

Mississippi Young Bankers

Wes Rouse of Magnolia State Bank in Hattiesburg has been elected to serve as president of the section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Rouse joined Magnolia State Bank in Hattiesburg in January 2015 and serves as vice president for commercial lending. He has bachelor of business administration and master of business administration degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Wealth Management for Private Bankers from the Cannon Financial Institute and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has obtained the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.

Bob Glover of The Peoples Bank, Ripley, has been elected to serve as vice president. He is vice president, investment and security officer at The Peoples Bank. Glover has a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and risk management, insurance and financial planning from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. Glover serves as chairman of the Tippah County Development Foundation and CFO of TARGET Endowment.

Marc Petro, executive vice president of Community Bank of Mississippi, Ridgeland, has been elected to serve as treasurer. Petro also serves as the Hinds/Madison County division manager for Community Bank of Mississippi. He has been with the bank 15 years. Petro has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the Mississippi Bankers Association-sponsored Mississippi School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Trustmark National Bank

Mason Dixon has been promoted to assistant vice president at the corporate headquarters in Jackson, where he serves as commercial relationship manager. Dixon has six years of banking experience and serves in commercial real estate lending. Dixon is a 2017 graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking. He has master of business administration and bachelor of business administration degrees from Mississippi College.

Steve Padgett has been promoted to assistant vice president at the corporate headquarters in Jackson, where he serves as systems support manager. Padgett has 30 years of banking experience, specializing in mainframe computer operations.

Brian Burcham has been promoted to information technology officer at the corporate headquarters in Jackson, where he serves as information technology infrastructure security engineer. Burcham has 29 years of computer networking experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University. Burcham has certifications in Cisco CCNA, SynOptics Terminal Server, Ethernet Basics, Simple Network Protocol Management, Aprisma Spectrum Engineer for Advanced Administration and Spectrum Engineer for Customization.

Christie Allen has been promoted to audit officer at the corporate headquarters in Jackson, where she serves as senior auditor – financial. Allen has three years of combined banking and audit experience. She has master of accountancy and bachelor of accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi. She is a certified public accountant.

Will Shurtleff has been promoted to first vice president at the corporate headquarters in Jackson, where he serves as tax credit administrator. Shurtleff has 13 years of banking experience and is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking. He has master of business administration and bachelor of business administration degrees from Mississippi College.

Viking Range

Beth Tackett, director of human resources, has been named the 2017 Mississippi Human Resource Professional of the Year by the Mississippi State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management. The award recognizes outstanding service and support of the HR profession, leadership in the business community and service to the civic community. Tackett has a bachelor of business administration degree in human resource management from the University of Mississippi and a master of business administration from Mississippi State University. She achieved Senior Certified Professional status through the Society for Human Resource Management, and Senior Professional in Human Resources status through the Human Resource Certification Institute. Tackett joined the HR staff of Viking Range in 1997.

Article source: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/business/2017/07/11/move-new-hires-promotions-recognition/424259001/

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