Personnel File | Sept. 11, 2016


Mark McDaniel was promoted to senior vice president of operations at Roy Anderson Corp. in Gulfport. McDaniel began his career with RAC in 1992, and he will now be responsible for the management, direction and profitability of the company’s construction operations.

Attorneys with Jones Walker in Gulfport were named the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2017: George F. Bloss III, first amendment litigation and medical malpractice law litigation; Frederick Hoff Jr., tax litigation and controversy, real estate law and tax law; Henry Laird Jr., commercial litigation and first amendment litigation; and Joseph Ros, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation.

Horne, an accounting and business advisory firm in Gulfport, promoted five team members: Joe Benigno was promoted to director in the government services focus area; Caroline Cull-Brennan and Michael White were promoted to supervisors in the government services focus area; Arthur Villaluz was promoted to senior associate in the government services focus area; and Sarah Weems was promoted to senior associate in the franchise focus area.

Warren Davis was promoted to general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula. Davis has served in a management capacity with the Hilton Garden Inn since its opening in March 2014 and succeeds John Tanner as the general manager.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Inc. announced the Leadership Gulf Coast program’s 2016-17 board of trustees: Angie Juzang of Garden Park Medical Center, chair; Jennifer D’Aquilla of Tutor Perini Corp., chair-elect; Kristie Aylett, The KARD Group; Sherri Bevis, Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office; Tori Bishop, Gulf Coast Woman; Megan Burkes, University of Southern Mississippi Foundation; Jessica Crosby, C Spire; Mike Davis, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino; Christen Duhe’, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; Cindy Duvall, Mississippi Power; Brent Fairley, Hancock Bank; Steve Fitzgerald, Stennis Space Center; Paul Guichet, The Peoples Bank; Wade Howk, Boomtown Casino Biloxi; Jay Huffstatler, American Red Cross; Susan Hunt, Excel by 5 and District Parent Academies; Dr. Myron Labat, University of Southern Mississippi; Chris Loposser, Gulfport Police Department; Kelli Lyons, Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre; Else’ Marie, Piltz, Williams, LaRosa & Co.; Stacey Rester, Hancock Bank; Robert Ridgway, W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.; Cecelia Shabazz, The Focus Group; and Chris Vignes, City of Gulfport.

South Mississippi Regional Center recognized its 2016 summer employees: Marcella Hale, behavior health specialist in Long Beach, received the Achieving Center Excellence Award; Shalisha McCoy, direct care worker at Gautier Community Homes, was named the Direct Support Services honoree; Candice Sardin, purchasing agent in the Long Beach business office, was named the Support Services honoree; and Hester Henry, direct care worker at Robert Lott Community Homes in Poplarville, was named the 2016 Employee of the Year.

Palace Casino Resort announced its administrator and associates of the quarter: Akeena Clark, STACKED Grill server, and Barry Ladner, senior IT technician, were named Associates of the Quarter, and Richard Monson, assistant shift manager of table games, was named Administrator of the Quarter. Each honoree received gifts and prizes.