HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An accomplished businesswoman and a leader in the arts community were recognized in Hattiesburg Tuesday for their contributions to the Pine Belt. Real estate professional Gwen James and director of the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra Jay Dean were the recipients of the annual Hub Award at the Hattiesburg Country Club.
James is co-owner and president of Coldwell Banker-Don Nace Realty and has been a professional realtor for 38 years.
Dean has led the USM Symphony since 1988 and is also the founding artistic director for Festival South.
The Hub Award was first presented in 1979.