Quentin Whitwell

Pivoting, Persevering…Producing: One man’s quest for bettering self, community By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Timothy Ivy Arestless energy drives Quentin Whitwell; but that energy is not chaotic—it is laser focused. It’s a dedicated, purposeful vision that is fueled by his desire to be a better person, a better businessman and a better citizen.  Whitwell’s […]

Dr. Corey Wiggins

New Federal Co-Chairman of Delta Regional Authority  By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Austin Britt Photography New Federal Co-Chairman of Delta Regional Authority Dr. Corey Wiggins was raised in Hazlehurst on land purchased by his great-grandfather in the 1930s. He grew up in a close-knit family and community with the family church, the family cemetery, […]

Wade Litton

CEO of Wade Inc. and New Delta Council President By becky gillette • Photography by Johnny Jennings  Wade Litton is the fourth-generation member of his family to lead Wade Inc., a 113-year-old company which operates fourteen John Deere dealerships in the Mississippi Delta. He is only the fifth person to serve as president and CEO […]

A Love of Home And Community

Tim Stanciel Puts His Thoughts Into Action By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Tim Stanciel is certainly dedicated to his hometown of Greenwood. Named the new President of the Greenwood-Leflore Chamber of Commerce in January of this year, having been both a Board member and Vice-President prior to assuming his current role, Stanciel’s […]

The Wong Family  

Owners of Kim’s Food Processing Plant By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Austin Britt Kim Wong, born in China in 1938, is an American immigrant success story. Not only did he establish Kim’s Food Processing Plant in Clarksdale that now sells pork and chicken skins in fifteen states, he has also been an integral part […]

David Robinson

An Exemplar of Family, Business and Dedication By jack criss  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Recently retired from the company his father, Howard, founded in 1953—the same year he was born—Cleveland native David Robinson guided Robinson Electric to becoming one of Mississippi’s most successful privately-owned companies. Its unmatched integrity and professionalism mirrors Robinson’s own character, […]

Rep. Robert Sanders

No Cliche’: A Lifetime of Duty, Service and Dedication By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Holly Tharp The newest member of the Mississippi House of Representa-tives used to be in control of security at the state Capitol. And a basketball coach. And a police officer. And a professional athlete in Europe and South America. In […]

Senator Briggs Hopson, III

Quiet Leadership, Total Dedication: A Life Of Service By Charles Linden  •  Photography by Greg Campbell W.Briggs Hopson, III is a true  example of Mississippi public service at its finest. His love of community and state is unsurpassed as is his desire to improve the lives of all those he represents, whether in the private […]

Quality Steel Corp.

CEO Sean Wessel and His Father-in-Law, Jim Tims are  at the Helm of this Leading Delta-Based Manufacturer By Becky gillette  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Quality Steel Corp. (QSC) was founded in 1957 by Lowry Tims when he realized he couldn’t find a high-quality tank/pressure vessel in the market. At that time, Tims was in […]

Mike Kinnison

Delta State University Athletic Director By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Delta State University (DSU) Director of Athletics Mike Kinnison has a long, storied history at Delta State as a student, star baseball player, highly successful baseball coach and, currently, athletic director.  “In each of these roles, he has exhibited a commitment to […]