Personnel File | Aug. 14, 2016


Chip Knight was named Hancock Holding Co.’s chief banking officer in Gulfport. Knight brings 31 years of banking leadership and industry experience to the position.

Jim McIngvale was named Huntington Ingalls Industries’ director of communications and public affairs in Pascagoula. McIngvale has been with Ingalls since 1977 and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Mississippi.

Liz Joachim, president and owner of Corso Inc. in Biloxi, will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Red Cross this month for her generous contributions to the Gulf Coast community. Joachim created the Frank P. Corso and Liz Joachim endowment at the University of Southern Mississippi for women ages 40 and older who have had their education interrupted or who have never been able to attend college. She also started a scholarship for second-year students at William Carey University’s Coast campus.

Sherri Bevis, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission commissioner, was appointed to the Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone, one of four Mississippi trade zones made up of secured sites at airports, ports and industrial parks in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties that are supervised by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Judy Corts was recognized by the American Institute of Real Estate Professionals as one of 2016’s 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction in Mississippi, a distinction honoring those who have achieved significant success in the field of real estate without sacrificing service and support.