South Mississippi firefighters graduated from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. The graduates: Dustin Condreay of the Jackson County Fire Department; Joshua Richardson of the Moss Point Fire Department; Kenneth Lee and Roy Parkinson of the Ocean Springs Fire Department; Emanuel Cintron, Eric Janssen, Layne Triplett and Jason Windham of the Pass Christian Fire Department. The seven-week course provided classroom and hands-on instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue and other fire-related topics.
South Mississippi attorneys were named to the lists of 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers and 2015 Mid-South Rising Stars. Super Lawyers: R. Mark Alexander Jr., Jonathan Dyal and Tery Wyly of Balch & Bingham in Gulfport; and Robert Galloway, Michael Hewes, Michael McCabe Jr. and Paul Murphy of Butler Snow in Gulfport. Rising Stars: Leo Manuel, Matthew McDade and Brant Pettis of Balch & Bingham in Gulfport; and Meta Danzey of Butler Snow in Gulfport.
Regina Ramazani's position as chief financial officer at Garden Park Medical Center was expanded to include the responsibilities of chief operations officer. Ramazani earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and she is a fellow and member of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Michael Smith, port engineer and manager of utilities for the Jackson County Port Authority, graduated from the American Association of Port Authorities' Professional Port Manager program. Smith has been employed with the Port of Pascagoula and the Jackson County Port Authority since 1998, and he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
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Brian Bolis, senior vice president for multi-family acquisitions and sales at NAI Sawyer in Gulfport, was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation by the CCIM Institute, a prestigious designation for commercial real estate professionals.
Trevor Corso, owner of To Vacation and Beyond travel agency in Biloxi, graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge, an achievement that allows travel-industry professionals to obtain a special knowledge of all Disney parks, resorts and cruises.
Justin Kopf, a native of Kiln, joined the Mississippi Court of Appeals as a law clerk for Judge Ceola James. Kopf earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi, and attended law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Matt Harkins joined HUB International's Gulfport office as its employee benefits specialist. Harkins brings more than 14 years of experience in sales, marketing and business to the position, and he earned a bachelor's degree in banking and finance from Mississippi State University.
IP Casino Resort recognized its team members of the month and team leaders of the quarter. Nicole Caruso, Thirty-Two Steak & Seafood, and Ryan Myers, entertainment, were named Team Members of the Month. Heather Minor, table games, was named the part-time Team Member of the Quarter, and Van Tan, Back Bay Buffet, was named the Team Leader of the Quarter.
Dr. James Randolph, veterinarian with the Animal General Hospital in Long Beach, attended the Louisiana Academy of Veterinary Practice's Life Stage Care seminar. Randolph is a member of the Academy's board of directors, and he practices small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry.
Tammra Cascio, attorney with Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer and Burrow in Jackson, was appointed to the Advisory Board of Directors for the Ole Miss Risk Management and Insurance program. Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer and Burrow operates an office in Pascagoula.
Ryan Roth was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for Signal International's Signal Ship Repair division in Mobile. Signal International operates a location in Pascagoula.
Neil Forbes was elected to the board of directors for Horne, an accounting and advisory firm. Horne operates a location in Gulfport.