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The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation has named officers and directors for 2013.
President: Iris Easterling, Community Leader
Vice President: David Fortenberry, Producer, Stewart Sneed Hewes
Secretary: Paul Laughlin, First Vice President & Trust Officer, Trustmark Bank
Treasurer: Richard Topp, Partner, Nicholson and Company, PLLC
Immediate Past President: Hayden Mitchell, Executive Vice President, The First
New Directors include:
Terri Bell, President, B Communications
Fran Ginn, Chef/Owner, The Back Door Cafe
Annie McMillian, VP of Community Development, The ADP
Holt McMullan, Southern Region President, Trustmark Bank
Kris Powell, Attorney, Bryan Nelson, P.A.
Jim Rasberry, Financial Advisor, Rasberry Financials
Bonnie Warren, Community Leader
Current board members are: Alex Agnew, Chief Financial Officer, Hattiesburg Clinic; Mike Axton, CLU, ChFC, Mike Axton Insurance; Jeff Bowman, Chief Legal Officer, South Mississippi Electric Power Association; David Burckel, CEO, Southern Bone & Joint Specialists, P.A.; Robert Cornett, Owner, Cornett Group; Jonathan Duhon, CPA/Controller, Jones Companies; Iris Easterling, Community Leader; David Fortenberry, Stewart Sneed Hewes; Phil Hanberry, Hanco Corp; Dr. Frances Karnes, The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies; Edward J. Langton, Grand Bank; Paul Laughlin, First Vice President and Trust Officer, Trustmark Bank; Michelle Mabry, Managing Partner/President, Client 1st Advisory Group, Joshua Mars, JD, LLM, Attorney, Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush, P.A.; Morgan McCarty, Regions Bank; Hayden Mitchell, Executive Vice President, The First ; Dr. Steve Ramp, Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Ralph Simmons, retired Vice President, Sunbeam-Oyster Corporation; Richard Topp, Partner, Nicholson and Company, PLLC; Sheila Varnado, R3SM, Inc; and Lance Williams, Managing Director/ Financial Advisory, Northwestern Mutual.
Board of Directors rolling off include:
Jim Compton, Drew Foxworth, Sheila Varnado, Jon Mark Weathers.
The mission of The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is to build better communities through philanthropy. The PineBelt Foundation, a 501(c)(3), manages numerous charitable funds set up by donors who want to leave a legacy and make a difference in the Pine Belt area.
To see a list of the more than eighty managed Funds, or for more information about the PineBelt Foundation, please visit www.PineBeltFoundation.org, www.Facebook.com/PineBeltFoundation or call 601-583-6180.