North Mississippi native to ring NYSE bell

From Bobby Pepper, editor of the Journal’s Lee County Neighbors:

“I found this on the Facebook page of Emily Gordon Leiter, a friend from my hometown.

Emily’s sister, Mary Winn Settino, will be ringing the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, March 31. Emily said the closing bell will be on CNBC around 2:55-3 p.m. Central time. Mary Winn, who lives in New York, grew up in Chickasaw County and is a graduate of Houston High School.”

But the NYSE has the Pepsi chairman and CEO listed as the bell ringer tomorrow:

“On Tues., March 31, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., led by Chairman and CEO Eric Foss, will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary of trading on the NYSE. The Pepsi Bottling Group began trading on the Exchange on March 31, 1999 under the ticker symbol “PBG”.

In honor of this occasion, The Pepsi Bottling Group Chairman and CEO Eric Foss will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.”

So, Bobby did some sleuthing and found out that Settino is the VP of investor relations & PR for Pepsi Bottling Group. From what we can figure, the job earns her a spot on the podium. The Exchange will have a live feed of the event on its Web site at 3:59 p.m. EST tomorrow.