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Mississippi Public Service Commission—Southern District

Sam Britton was elected Public Service Commissioner for Mississippi’s Southern District in 2015. He grew up in Waynesboro, Mississippi where his mother worked in the school lunch room and drove a school bus while his father worked in the oil industry as a roughneck.

Britton graduated from Jones County Junior College before attending the University of Southern Mississippi where he completed a business degree. After college, Sam worked with his uncle in their pipeline construction business. In the wake of the oil bust of the early 1980’s, Britton returned to school and completed a degree in accounting, his second bachelor’s degree from USM. Britton then began and completed requirements to become a CPA.

After working with the offices of the State Auditor and the State Tax Commission, Britton began his own accounting firm.

Britton holds certifications in areas including Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certification in Financial Forensics, Personal Financial Specialist, Chartered Global Management Accountancy, and was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2014 as a "Mississippi Leader in Finance.”

Britton currently serves as Treasurer of SEARUC (Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners), and is a member of OMS (Organization of MISO States). Britton is also a member of NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) and serves on the Committee on Electricity and NARUC’s Finance Committee.

Sam is an active member of First United Methodist Church of Laurel and serves as a Lay Servant and is a member of the Church Council.

Britton has completed several marathons including the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., The New York City Marathon and the San Francisco Marathon, which he completed on his 50th birthday.

Sam and his wife, Robin Robinson, live in Laurel, Mississippi.

Aug 14, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
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Special Education

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  • Ashley Forman, Teacher—has a Masters Degree in Special Education, has been employed at Lamar County for 5 years, is currently completing her Doctorate 
  • Jennie Bounds, Assistant—has been employed at Lamar County for 12 years, 6 in the Community Based Classroom
  • Jennifer Carter, Assistant—currently studying to get her teaching certification in Special Education 

Our students range in age from 15-21 years. We focus on life skills that they can use if they ever find themselves living semi-independently as an adult. These skills include counting money, ordering off a menu, grocery shopping, washing clothes, asking for and following directions. The ultimate goal is to bring about the fullest quality of life by equipping them with the skills required to hold a job if that is their desire. In doing so, we feel that it is vitally important to acclimate them in public situations to act independently and ask for help if necessary. It is equally important to educate the general public, when given the opportunity, about our students’ strengths and attributes. Knowledge and acceptance are paramount for the highest quality of life. 

Aug 21, 2018 12:00 PM
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Homeless Coordinator, City of Hattiesburg

Aug 28, 2018 12:00 PM
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Electric Transportation & Smart City Technology

Sep 04, 2018
Sep 06, 2018

Division Planned Giving Director

Sep 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Sep 13, 2018

Chief of Marketing & Medical Staff Services

In her role as Chief Marketing and Medical Staff Services Officer for Forrest General Hospital, Swan oversees Medical Staff Services, Marketing and Communications, the Heart and Vascular Service line, the Oncology Service line, Food and Nutrition, Guest and Pastoral Services and FGH OnCall. Swan is a past recipient of the Amethyst Award presented by the National Spirit of Women Organization. She currently serves as a board member for the Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman Program and Aids Coalition Services.

Medical Staff Services and Administration is responsible for the following:

  • Physician liaison assuring communication to physicians, follow-up and timely attention to physician issues and concerns
  • Credentialing services
  • Assists service lines with engagement of physicians in Forrest Health strategic planning
  • Coordinator for physician meetings including Medical Executive Committee and General Medical Staff meetings
  • Physician surveys and feedback
  • Assists physicians in promoting new and existing hospital services
  • Provides monthly communication information
  • Provides monthly ER unreferred call schedule
  • CME activities
  • Physician recruitment assistance
  • Contact for physician office staff
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

Director of Communications, MS Public Broadcasting

Sep 25, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
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Camp Shelby Archeologist

Ms McCarty has over 10 years experience in the field of Cultural Resoures Management. Her emphasis areas include prehistoric and historic archaeology, artifact conservation and analysis, Native American Consultation, and Section 106 and NEPA compliance.

As Cultural Resources Program Manager, I manage all aspects of cultural resources that may or may not be affected by the training and application of military activities. Cultural resources that I manage include all archaeological sites related to Mississippi National Guard training and occupations. Those include WWI and WWII training trenches, building remnants/foundations, camp sites, and old existing infrastructure within two National Guard training sites. I also manage Native American, early settler, and historic logging camp sites that fall within our training site boundaries. I manage the historic preservation and maintenance of WWI, WWII, and Cold War Era structures located at Camp Shelby, MS, the largest National Guard training site in the United States. I oversee the maintenance and care of historic cemeteries at two training sites. I also manage and oversee the curation and artifact conservation of artifacts recovered from lands owned and utilized by the MS National Guard. As the cultural resources manager, I also oversee Native American consultation.
Other aspects include conducting all phases of archaeological field work and controlled monitoring activites during military activities and construction. I provide guidance related to Section 106, 110, and NEPA to upper level command prior to all ground disturbing activities. I assure that the MS National Guard is in compliance with Section 106, 110, and NEPA prior to all ground disturbing activities. This includes SHPO and Native American consultation. I have authored and coauthored Section 106 and 110 reports, EA's, EIS's, and MOA's.
I am very active in promoting cultural resources protection and public outreach.

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