Newsmakers May 25, 2009

E. Robinson McGraw of Tupelo has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2009-2010.
McGraw is chairman of the board,president and CEO of Renasant Corp. and Renasant Bank, where he has served for 35 years.
McGraw has been vice chairman and treasurer, and has served a term on the MBA board of directors. He is a past chairman of the MBA legislative and MBA trust committees. He is a past member of the personnel committee, bank lawyers committee and bank insurance committee.
McGraw earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi, and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He also completed the National Graduate Trust School.

Gene Pierce has been named vice president of supply chain and Greg Morgan has been named merchandise manager for motion furniture for Lane Furniture.
• Pierce has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management. He was most recently operations leader with Philips Lighting-Day-Brite. He also was vice president of supply chain for True Temper Sports.
He received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Mississippi State University.
• Morgan was director of merchandising for Bauhaus Furniture. He also has worked for Mastercraft Fabrics as a sales representative for the southwest region.
Morgan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi.

A&A Home Health Equipment in Tupelo has won the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation.
The company has earned accreditation for three years.

Shirley Curry has become a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club of Crye-Leike Realtors.
She is a member of the company’s Tupelo office.

Employees of Hunter Douglas in Tupelo were recognized for having the safest department in the company’s history.
Hunter Douglas North America, based in New Jersey, awarded the local facility with its annual President’s Safety Award, which recognizes excellence in occupational safety and health. The recognition is the third time the Tupelo location has received this award. This year, the 140 employees scored the highest number ever achieved, according to the company’s risk and safety department, which gives the award.

Renee Robbins Hughes has been named branch manager of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Mooreville.
Hughes joined FMB in the summer of 2008.
She is a graduate of Tupelo High School and attended Itawamba Community College.
Hughes was a buyer for Reed’s department store in Tupelo for four years and was senior sales manager of the AT&T retail stores in Tupelo for 14 years.

Tim Harris, a driver for YRC Worldwide, placed first in the Twin Trailers division at the Mississippi State Driving Competition. The win qualifies Harris for the 72nd annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh in August.
Tim is domiciled at the service center in Tupelo. He has worked for YRC since 1987.

Dr. Skip Robertson has been selected as the recipient of North Mississippi Medical Center’s 2008-2009 Golden Tongue Blade Award.
Robertson has been a pediatrician at North Mississippi Pediatrics for 22 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his medical training from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete a pediatrics fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.


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