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Career Chats

Career Chats: October 17-18, 2017

Mocktails: October 17, 2017

What is Career Chats?

Each fall, the College of Business hosts Career Chats, an annual two-day event to connect our students with business alumni from various industries. We invite our business graduates to speak to students in the classroom about real world experiences, their career paths, and career tips for landing a job in their field. This is an opportunity for our students to hear true success stories and receive resourceful, first-hand knowledge of what’s happening in the business community and how to apply it to preparing for the workforce.

To participate in Career Chats, please contact Erin Henderson at or 662.325.2580.

2017 Career Chats Speaker List

  • Drake Bassett - President & CEO, Palmer Home for Children
  • Ron Black - Director of Human Resources, Southern Pipes and Supply Company
  • Cheryl Bowen - Budget Administrator of Student Affairs, MSU
  • Adam Buckley - Financial Analyst, International Paper
  • Toby Butler - Managing Partner of Trilogy Healthcare Solutions, LLC, Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, Real Estate Investments, LLC
  • Barbara Coats - FIC, FICF Registered Financial Representative, Modern Woodmen of America
  • Raleigh Cutrer - CPA/PFS/ABV, Shareholder & Treasurer, Matthew Cutrer & Lindsay PA
  • John Daniels - Financial Literacy Coordinator, Student Financial Aid, MSU
  • Arma de la Cruz - Manager, Business Development, Bulldog Sports Properties
  • Robert G. Dees - Partner at Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP
  • Justin Doggett, CPA - Senior Manager, Public & Middle Market, HORNE, LLP
  • Rita Floyd - Director of Organizational Development Trustmark National Bank
  • Brandt Galloway - Partner, GCM Insurance
  • Joe Green, CPA - Partner, HORNE, LLP
  • Sheila Grogan - Vice President, Community and Public Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Mike Hainsey - Exececutive Director, Golden Triangle Regional Airport
  • David Hopkins - Partner, KPMG
  • Lisa Klutts - Director of Commmunity Development West Point, Clay County Community Growth Alliance Chamber, Mainstreet Tourism Office
  • Dan Learned - Director of Global Financial Services, International Paper
  • John Marchetti - President of Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency, Inc.
  • Phillip May - Market CEO- Memphis, Metropolitan Bank, TN Division
  • Mike McGuffie - COO, Systems Electro
  • John McKie - Managing Partner, GodwinGroup
  • Megan McKinnie - Senior Manager, Tax Department, BKD, LLP
  • Jennifer McPherson - Senior Auditor, Office of Internal Audit, MSU
  • Hunter Meriwether - Business Tax Services, KPMG, LLP
  • Adrienne Morris - PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager, Aramark
  • Kasey Norton - Human Resources Recruiter Citizens National Bank
  • Fred Rogan - Human Resources Practitioner (Retired)
  • John D. Scott, CPA - Partner, Core Services, HORNE, LLP
  • Laura Elizabeth Tate - Trust Officer, Trustmark National Bank
  • Tom Thornhill - Financial Services Industry Executive (Retired)
  • Kevin Williams - CEO & President of Univertical, LLC
  • Jason Young - Vice President of Bottrell Insurance, Inc.