Baptist Golden Triangle announces new assistant administrator
Special to The Columbus Packet
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has recently named Brian Welton as an assistant administrator on the hospital’s leadership team.
Welton is a Frank S. Groner Fellow at Baptist Memorial Health Care, where he has spent the last year contributing to the organization in a variety of areas. Welton received a Master of Science degree in health administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in May 2013. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in May 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2010.
“We are proud to welcome Brian to our leadership team at Baptist Golden Triangle,” said Paul Cade, CEO and administrator of Baptist Golden Triangle. “His education and experience will serve our hospital well.”
Welton has previous experience working with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.; Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.; and Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.
LINK Names American Eurocopter Industry of the Year
Special to The Columbus Packet
The Golden Triangle Development LINK has selected American Eurocopter as its inaugural regional Industry of the Year.
Annually, the LINK plans to recognize an existing industry in the Golden Triangle for its outstanding economic impact on the community and continued development of the region. American Eurocopter will be honored at a celebration to be held on Thursday, May 30. The award coincides with both the LINK and American Eurocopter 10th anniversary.
“American Eurocopter was one of the first major industries we landed when the LINK was formed,” said Joe Max Higgins, Jr., CEO of the LINK. “They’ve been an outstanding partner over the past decade, and we’re honored to support them as they fight to keep jobs in our community.”
The event will also serve as a rally to show support for American Eurocopter’s Lakota helicopter program. Currently under threat of discontinuation due to pending president budget approval, this program provides more than 320 jobs to the Golden Triangle, with U.S. military veterans filling about half of those positions.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as Industry of the Year in the Golden Triangle,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. “Being a part of this community for the past 10 years has been rewarding, and our employees are most deserving of this tribute. Now we need our Mississippi community to support us in communicating to lawmakers how important our work is, both for the state’s economy and for the nation’s defense.”
The community is urged to show their support by writing their congressmen and senators, urging them to keep these jobs and supporting this great industry. Constituents wishing to express their support can visit www.eurocopterusa.com or www.gtrlink.org to directly email their messages via a special Take Action button.
American Eurocopter manufactures, markets, sells, assembles, supports and provides training solutions for Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft in the United States. Since beginning operations in 1969, it has become a leading provider of helicopters for U.S. civilian, law enforcement, military, homeland defense and other markets.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK is the regional economic development organization for Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Located in northeast Mississippi, the LINK’s current record of investment totals $4.2 billion and 5,600 jobs over 10 years.