Bruce Cartwright has been promoted to director of beverage at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. He joined the food and beverage team at the Biloxi casino in April 2005 as a relief restaurant manager. He was promoted to beverage manager when the casino reopened after Hurricane Katrina and 10 years later served on the task force to open MGM National Harbor in Maryland. In his new role, Cartwright will continue to oversee the casino beverage service department, Pool Bar & Café, Eight75 Ultra Lounge, Coast Night Club, High Limits Bar, Breeze Bar, all restaurant bars and banquet beverage service operations.
Sellers Payne has joined Southeast Commercial Real Estate, headquartered in Gulfport and Birmingham, Alabama, at its Mobile and Baldwin County Alabama office. He has 12 years of experience in the commercial appraisal sector, most recently as senior appraiser for Heron Valuation Group. He worked at Hancock/Whitney Bank in the commercial appraisal department and later at The McEnery Company when the regional firm opened an office in South Mississippi. He is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and is actively pursuing his designation as a Member of the Appraisal Institute.
Lindsey Abernathy is new associate director at the University Mississippi Office of Sustainability. A native of Ocean Springs, she has worked at Ole Miss since 2011 and has been a part of UM’s sustainability team since 2014 as project coordinator and most recently as project manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA from the university. The Office of Sustainability was created in 2008, when then-Chancellor Robert Khayat signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment.
Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association held its 94th annual convention in Waveland in July and elected Harrison County Chancery Clerk John McAdams as president for the 2017-18 fiscal year. He also has served as vice president and as secretary/treasurer of the association. He previously was appointed to serve as a representative of the Association’s 2003 task force on Local Government Information Systems and the 2012 Mississippi Electronic Recording Commission.
Local Head Start Administrator Arnett Lock-McNair is one of 40 graduates of the UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program to benefit children and their families at CDI Head Start serving Harrison County. The 12-day leadership and management development program was at UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles and teaches enhanced management and leadership abilities.
Theresa Waker of NextHome E-Realty has joined The Gulf Coast Association of Realtors. The Ocean Springs resident received her real estate license on July 28.
Star Award recipients honored for outstanding customers service for the second quarter at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport are: Sadie Jenkins, EVS; Dr. Al Dauterive, vascular surgeon; Rachael Nuschke, Family Practice Physicians; Cheryl Lowman, labor and delivery; Kay Saucier, medical/surgical services; Anna Willoughby, medical/telemetry; Todd Mullins, information systems; Tabitha Davis, EVS; Carol Jack, oncology, and Dr. Jennifer Rippon, intensivist.