Tammra Cascio, an attorney with the law firm of Heidelberg Steinberger, P.A., in Pascagoula, has been named as chair of Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project. The project helps families with civil legal matters, such as guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions, name changes and other legal services. Cascio also is chairwoman of the Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar Association and on the advisory board of Ole Miss School of Risk Management and Insurance. The Mississippi Bar Association honored her with the Distinguished Service Award and the Woman Lawyer Trailblazer Award.
Dr. James Randolph, who practices small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry at Animal General Hospital in Long Beach, attended the Louisiana Academy of Veterinary Practice’s seminar “Endocrinology Update: Cushing’s Disease, Diabetes, Feline Hyperthyroidism.” The session was presented by Dr. Cynthia Ward, professor of internal medicine and chief medical officer of small animal at University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Randolph is a member of the academy’s board of directors.
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Dr. April Ulmer, M.D., is a new provider at Stone County Hospital. She specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and will see patients at Stone County Family Medical Center adjacent to the hospital. She is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed post-graduate training at Washington Hospital Center, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Geisinger Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. She opened her clinic, Kids and Tummies, in Gulfport, and also visits patients in Ocean Springs.
Reagan Bridley has joined Charter Bank as vice president of commercial lending. A Gulfport native, he will focus on the Biloxi and Gulfport market. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in sports management, both from from University of Southern Mississippi. He worked with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 and began his banking career in 2015.
Daphine Cazeaux has joined Charter Bank as community retail officer for Gulfport and Biloxi. She has 39 years of banking experience, beginning as a teller. She is an advisory board member of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Business and Technical Department and a coalition committee member for Harrison County Excel by 5. She has served as the president of the Stone County Chamber of Commerce, the Stone County Home Builders Association and was a Stone County Excel by 5 steering committee member.
Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC, which has offices in Biloxi and Jackson, has several lawyers honored by their peers in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2018. They include: David Allen in the fields of banking and finance law, land use & zoning law and real estate law; Henry Dick III for corporate law and tax law; Ronald Peresich for commercial litigation and environmental law; Stephen Peresich for insurance law and medical malpractice law – defendants, and Gina Bardwell Tompkins for land use and zoning law and litigation — municipal.
Scarlet Pearl Casino honored Associates of the Year: Waeodao Phong-Amphai, an environmental services attendant, and Franklyn Tape, a human resources workforce specialist. Supervisor of the Year is Marcus Walley, surveillance supervisor.
Phillip Long, founder and CEO of BIS Technology Group and owner of Business Information Solutions that serves Mobile, Pensacola and South Mississippi, recently completed cyber security training to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Long has 17 years of experience in information technology security and educates the public about the risks of cyber attacks and hacks, offering free educational seminars to companies and individuals along the Gulf Coast throughout the year.
Jim Coll, chief communication officer at University of Southern Mississippi, has been honored by the Southern Public Relations Federation as a senior practitioner. Coll was one of two public relations professionals from Mississippi earning the honor in 2017. He has served as the university’s spokesperson since 2010 and directs the Office of University Communications, which includes professionals in marketing, web development and design, social media, news and media relations, video production, editing and graphic design.
Ashton Burge has been named interim director of Hancock County Library System. He has been information services supervisor for the past four years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from William Carey College, and worked in public and private schools before coming to the library.