Ryan Kelly, MS, is a Mississippi native and founder/CEO of Horizon Professional Services. He previously served as Chief Advancement Office for William Carey University and Director of External Relations for The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s of science with honors from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and a master’s of science with honors from Mississippi College in 2007. He is a graduate of the Area Development Partnership’s Leadership Pinebelt, received the Mississippi Top 50 under 40 award in 2016, and received the Mississippi’s Top Entrepreneur award in 2019. In addition to professional activities, Kelly also serves as a deacon at Temple Baptist Church,, member of The Gideon’s International, board member for Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Association and the United Way of Southeast Mississippi, and many others. His areas of professional interest and expertise include healthcare, education, business, technology, economic development, and politics.
Madison Moore is the Manager of Events and Communications at Horizon Professional Services, LLC where she serves 15 different professional organizations, both state-based and international. Madison’s responsibilities cover a wide range of duties from event planning/coordinating conferences, workshops, webinars, and other meetings throughout the year; assisting professional networks through researching and communications; and creating content through formats such as email solicitations, newsletters, grants, radio advertisements, and correspondence letters.
In addition to this role, she also serves as the Director of the Diabetes Coalition of Mississippi, where she oversees logistics of the organization.
Her prior experience involves various leadership roles at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated with honors and obtained a degree in English and Communications Studies. Madison served as President of the English Honor Society, a Cultural Ambassador, Study Abroad Peer Advisor, and member of the Communication Studies Honor Society. In her spare time, Madison enjoys spending time with her Hattiesburg community, traveling with her husband, being outdoors, reading a good book, and trying to budget for more leisure time in coffee shops.
Grace Wilkes serves as the Communication Coordinator for Horizon Professional Services. Within this position, she has a range of responsibilities such as editing, writing, interviewing. This entails maintaining the production of weekly newsletters for various Horizon clients and working closely with other members of the Horizon team to produce the Crossroads Magazine
In addition to her position at Horizon, she currently studies at Mississippi State University in pursuit of a degree in Accounting. Along with school, her involvement includes serving as the Vice President of Finance for her sorority, Delta Gamma, where she manages the organization and member’s finances while also creating and maintaining budgets. While at State, some other extracurricular activities she is a part of include Student Association’s Freshmen Council where she holds a leadership position, Undergraduate Women in Business, Accounting and Finance Student Society, Campus Crusades for Christ and French Club.The club she claims takes up the most of her time and passion is Service D.A.W.G.S. due to all the opportunities to give back within the community. With her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her best dog Eunice, smiling with her family and friends, reading a good book, and playing the ukulele.
Justice Cummins the Social Media Coordinator with Horizon Professional Services, in which she manages all social media presence for Horizon’s managed organizations. She also leads efforts for social media marketing. Justice has an educational background in journalism and marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi. Previously, Justice served as a cheerleading coach at Central Mississippi Cheer in Madison, Ms. She also was an Intern at Vertical Church in Madison, Ms.
Justice is an animal-lover who also loves an adventure. During her free time, she enjoys playing with dogs and going to the Animal shelter to hang out with the dogs. She enjoys traveling and does so often. Her favorite past time is spending time laughing with friends.