Dwayne Tillman, RN, BSN, is the new director of nursing at Woodland Village Nursing Center in Diamondhead. He has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Administration from University of Southern Mississippi and went on to obtain an MBA and dual masters degrees in nursing administration and healthcare management. He worked as a nurse in medical surgical, critical care in the emergency department and in intensive care. Over the past decade, he served as director of nursing in longterm and skilled facilities in the southwest before he and his family returned to Mississippi.
Kate Luce has been named president and CEO of Mississippi Export Railroad, a freight railroad and transportation services company in Moss Point. Luce began at MSE in customer service and worked her way through the ranks of the transportation department, to conductor, trainmaster and management. She also worked in General Electric’s transportation division and as a consultant with Bain & Company in Atlanta before returning to MSE in 2016. She has a BSBA in Supply Chain Management from Auburn University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Former Gulfport resident and global brand marketing expert John Walker was named managing director of MSLGROUP’s Atlanta office. A Long Beach High School graduate, he received a bachelor’s degree in Professional Accounting from Mississippi State University and an MBA in international marketing from Rollins College. Prior to joining MSLGROUP, one of the world’s largest public relations and integrated communications networks, he was vice president of global marketing communications for Syniverse, and led Edelman South’s Corporate Practice.